Elementary Education

Two years of study at Northeast Mississippi Community College can prepare students to transfer into a College of Education at a four-year institution to complete their certification as elementary educators.  Advisors help students select courses for transfer, areas of concentration and  state requirements. 

Students majoring in Elementary Education will be working towards an A.A. degree. An Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs.  Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:

  • Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours (Physical education or other activity courses) may be non-academic credits.
  • Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
  • Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123), social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or education psychology), humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music), laboratory science (8 semester hours), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation), mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above).
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