Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science

Students sitting in classroom

Overview

The purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students to provide appropriate learning experiences which meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in kindergarten through grade six.

Articulation Agreement with Winston-Salem State University

Piedmont International University is delighted to have an articulation agreement in place with Winston-Salem State University. The partnership is designed to ensure a seamless process for students from PIU to transfer to WSSU with the goal of completing a second degree option in Elementary Education including recommendation for North Carolina State Licensure.

4 Year Program
Available Residentially

I loved the strong biblical core that I received at Piedmont as part of my Bachelor's degree. When working with my students I often find myself referring to a situation discussed during my time at Piedmont. Another thing I loved about Piedmont was access to the faculty and staff... I could get advice from my professors anytime I needed it—whether it was during class or if I emailed them in the evening. Piedmont was where I needed to be!

— Sara Curtis

Sara Curtis

Objectives

  • Cultivate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically-based truth in elementary curriculum and instruction
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning
  • Employ instructional methods, concepts, technologies, and strategies that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciplines of study
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of curriculum choices based on current pedagogical theories and student needs