Elementary Education (K-6)

“Campbell University transforms students into teachers who are both pedagogically and personally prepared to enter into the field of Education.”

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Program Overview

Elementary Education (K-6), B.S.

Many students who initially join the Elementary Education program state that their love for children is what motivated them to pursue the K-6 degree. At Campbell University, we continue to build on that initial interest while providing teacher candidates with the knowledge and expertise needed to be a skillful educator, all while never losing their passion to serve children and families.

The Elementary Education program offers a tailored plan of study based on the professional goals of students. Academic advisers will take the time to find out whether students would like an Elementary Education degree with K-6 licensure only or if they would also like to seek an additional license in Birth-Kindergarten, Middle Grades, or Special Education.

Elementary Education Students complete coursework that allows an in-depth understanding of curriculum, content area knowledge, assessment, instructional practices, and meeting the diverse needs of students and families in the elementary classroom.

View the Elementary Education Program Schema Sheet (.pdf)View Course Descriptions


Elementary Education Admissions Requirements

First-Year and Transfer Students

Upon acceptance, you will be admitted to Campbell University as a general undergraduate student and identified as Pre-Teacher Licensure for the first two years of study.

To apply to Campbell University as a first-year or transfer student, please visit the university’s undergraduate admissions page.

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Applying to the Professional Education program

As an undergraduate candidate seeking a North Carolina “Initial” Teaching Licensure, you must meet admission requirements and be accepted into the Professional Education Program at Campbell University in order to complete student teaching field experiences. You will be expected to apply to the Teacher Education Program at the conclusion of your sophomore year.

Applications should be submitted only after all admission criteria have been met. It is important that you recognize admittance requirements early in your program of study so that you work to maintain the level of performance required to gain and maintain acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

In addition, stay current on national/state policy changes, which might affect your program of study while at Campbell University. Attend all information sessions sponsored by the Professional Education Department.

Requirements for Admittance to the Professional Education Program

  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT/ACT or PRAXIS CORE (See Table Below). Please note: Students who do not meet the established criteria for the SAT/ACT are enrolled in courses to prepare for the PRAXIS CORE.
  • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 in overall scholastic work (from statute);
  • “C” or better in all professional education courses, including courses in the content area major;
  • Documented participation in early field experiences, or equivalent experiences as approved by the Dean or the Director of Teacher Education;
  • Approval of the major department and the Professional Education department;
  • No academic, disciplinary, or social probation;
  • Adhere to the North Carolina Code of Ethics for teachers and the professional dispositions of the Professional Education Program at Campbell University;
  • Complete and submit the Teacher Education Admission Application through the Tk20 online system.

Applicants who fail to meet the listed admission criteria at the time of their sophomore application, may reapply up until the student teaching field experience. No student is allowed to student teach who has not been accepted into the Professional Education Program.

Contact Information

For more information on the Elementary Education program, please contact:

Dr. Kathleen Castillo Clark
Elementary Education (K-6) Program Coordinator


“Campbell University’s Education Program is unique because it is built upon the foundation of project-based learning within the context of small class-sizes with caring professors. Students not only receive a solid academic foundation, but they directly apply what they have learned through meaningful projects and other hands-on experiences. Because the classes are small, students have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take risks, and interact with classmates and professors. The professors within Campbell University’s Education Program truly take the time to get to know their students, creating an inviting and engaging learning environment. Campbell University transforms students into teachers who are both pedagogically and personally prepared to enter into the field of Education.”

Lindsey Jennings
Elementary Education Graduate 2019