Come to Southern Miss and be part of a long tradition of preparing, caring, qualified, confident educators.
You might like to be an elementary education teacher if you:
During the introductory cohort, field experiences are aligned with early childhood, language arts and science education courses. USM students observe classes and work one-on-one with K-6 students in diverse school settings.
During the intermediate cohort, students spend one full day each week in K-6 schools throughout the semester working with small groups and whole groups under the supervision of a USM instructor.
While in the Senior Cohort, students spend two full days each week in K-6 schools throughout the semester assessing and tutoring a K-6 student, working in small groups providing reading interventions, and participating in whole group teaching under the supervision of a USM instructor.
Finally, during Student Teaching, students participate in a 6-week internship in two diverse school settings. Students spend a semester in K-6 schools, gradually taking over all teaching responsibilities, under the mentorship of a master teacher and supervised by a USM instructor.
There is one Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with this program.
Very high job outlook. There are teaching opportunities in P-12 schools every year.
USM graduates are highly likely to be employed immediately following graduation. An Elementary Education degree also serves as a gateway to many career options in both the private and public sectors.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.