Elementary Education BS [for Teacher Assistants]

Earn your online Elementary Education degree without leaving your classroom!

Program-at-a-Glance (Undergraduate)

Credit Hours:

Total Hours: 121

Major Area of Study: 62

Additional Requirements: 15-30

Elective Requirements: 6-21

Cost per Credit Hour:

$416.59

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Completion Time:

2-4 years

Accreditation:

CAEP

Special Requirements:

For Mississippi residents, working as a teacher assistant in a general K-6 classroom at an MDE accredited school; location restrictions apply, see FAQ section for details.

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The Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) is a fully online Elementary Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi designed specifically for working teacher assistants who want to earn their degree without leaving their current classroom. Our online Elementary Education degree gives you a convenient pathway to becoming a certified teacher without leaving your classroom and lets you earn your degree on your own time.

This program allows you to choose an endorsement that fits your passion. Areas of content endorsement include, but are not limited to, English, social studies, foreign language, science (general, biology, chemistry, or physics), and mathematics. When you complete the program, you become certified in teaching K-6 with an endorsement in at least one content area and a supplemental reading endorsement. You can take classes in child psychology, classroom management, evaluation of exceptional children, and much more that prepare you to move into a full-time teaching position. Check out some other jobs our graduates accepted after earning their Elementary Education BS.

  • Elementary Teacher K – 5
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Upper Elementary
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Before and After School Mentor
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Community Education Coordinator
  • Director of Advocacy

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Scholarship opportunities are available for online students! Our Online Student Scholarship gives first-time, fully online students an opportunity for $500 towards their first semester. To get started with our Online Student Scholarship or to view our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, visit our Student Scholarship page now!

The Elementary Education BS (TAP) is only available for teacher assistants in Mississippi.

what can I do with an elementary education degree?

With an Elementary Education degree, you can start your career as a teacher and educate the next generation, shape young minds, and make a lasting impact on the future.

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