Elementary Education (K-6)

Elementary Education

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Major Requirements

The Elementary Education major consists of 44 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

  • EDU 2460 Elementary Education (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2600 Review and Application of Grammar for Elementary School Teachers (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 3100 Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation of Educational Growth (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 3410 Integrating the Arts in the Classroom (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 3560 Investigating Methods and Strategies in Teaching Reading (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 3570 Teaching Reading through Literature (4 s.h.)
  • EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3 s.h.)
  • GEO 2520 Regional Geography (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 1040 World History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2010 United States History I OR HIS 2020 United States History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3620 History of North Carolina (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1060 Topics in Elementary Mathematics I (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2060 Topics in Elementary Mathematics II (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3110 Physical Education and Health Education in the Elementary School (3 s.h.)
  • SWK 3500 Human Diversity and Populations-at-Risk (3 s.h.)

Professional Licensure Requirements

  • EDU 2000 Human Growth & Development (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1 s.h.)
  • EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (4 s.h.)
  • EDU 3300* Educational Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 3420* Field Experience III (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 3550* Interdisciplinary Methods (4 s.h.)
  • EDU 4070** Professional Orientation (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 4210** Student Teaching (10 s.h)
  • EDU 4500* Seminar In Education (2 s.h.)
  • SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3 s.h.)

*see course descriptions for prerequisites
**taken during the student teaching semester

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.

Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Jaunita Heyward

Jaunita Heyward, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Coordinator, Elementary Education
(910) 630-7051
Hendricks 213
Dr. Jaunita Heyward
Jaunita Heyward, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Coordinator, Elementary Education

B.S., Bennett College; M.A., Ed.D., Fayetteville State University

North Carolina Teaching Licensure:

  • Middle Grades Language Arts (6-9)
  • Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
  • Early Childhood (Grades K-4)
  • Grammar (grades 4-8)
  • Curriculum Instructional Specialist
  • Principal (K-12)
  • Mentor
  • Superintendent
  • Pre-K/K Add On


Dr. Heyward has over 45 years of experience teaching, mentoring and guiding students from a multitude of diverse backgrounds.  She prides herself in the five words which support her Philosophy of Education, “Look, Listen, Learn, Laugh and Love.” During her lifetime as an educator she has continually expressed to her students the need to provide all students with the fundamental skills needed to be productive citizens. She is constantly being asked by her many students to write a book of all the interesting true stories she has gathered over the years.  Perhaps she will get it done very soon.

(910) 630-7051
Hendricks 213