At Dalton State, we prepare competent, collaborative, reflective and caring teachers who can bring diverse learners to high academic achievement and who contribute significantly to their school environments. The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program prepares you to become certified in teaching children grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. With the ESOL endorsement, you’ll be prepared to teach English-language learners in the grade levels you pursue for certification. The ESOL endorsement also prepares you to meet the needs of English Language Learners in regular classrooms. Acceptance to the Elementary Teacher Education program is required for enrollment in the blocked sequence of professional courses.

Alumni Outcomes

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Career Opportunities for Elementary Education graduates

  • Teaching Pre-school
  • Teaching Elementary
  • Special Services: Reading Specialist
  • Special Services: Substitute Teaching
  • Special Services: English as a second language
  • Tutoring services
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Personal Service Managers, Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling and Managers
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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Median Salary for Dalton State Elementary Education Graduates Working in Georgia


‘An Invaluable Experience:’ Dalton State Students Teach at Kid City

Working with a diverse group of students at Kid City has given Lexi Holmes insight on how to relate to children on an individual level. “We are getting experience teaching kids who aren’t exactly like us,” said Holmes, an elementary education major who will graduate from Dalton State in December. “We’re gaining experience now for […]

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