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B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education

Become an elementary teacher and give the gift of education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program at Ole Miss trains future Kindergarten through 6th grade teachers to be effective instructors.

Key Benefits

Graduates are eligible to receive licensure to teach elementary students in Kindergarten through 6th grade and Special Education mild/moderate disabilities in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Endorsements in Early Childhood Education and Wellness and Physical Activity Education are available.

Graduate Outcomes

After receiving licensure, Ole Miss Elementary Education program graduates may teach students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Experiences Offered

All Ole Miss Elementary Education program participants receive the unique opportunity to utilize the TeachLive avatar, a virtual classroom, as well as extensive field experiences to prepare them for the challenges and rewards of working with elementary students.


B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education Faculty

Dr. Virginia Moore serves as an Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Elementary Education Program Coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education. Previously, Dr. Moore was a first grade teacher and reading interventionist with Lafayette County School District in Oxford, Mississippi.

Virginia J Moore
Associate Professor Emeritus of Elementary Education

Requirements for the B.A.E. with a major in elementary education include Math 245, 246 (6 hours); Engl 250 (3 hours); Ared 361 (3 hours); Mus 329 OR Edwp 340 (3 hours); Geog 101 (3 hours); Edrd 355 (6 hours); Edsp 308, 327, 407, and 410 (12 hours); professional education common core courses Edci 352 (2 or 3 hours), 353 (3 hours), Edrd 400 (3 hours); professional education elementary education courses Edel 401, 402, 403, 404, Edrd 414, Edle 417, 464, and Edci 419 (30 hours, including 9 hours of Edle 464); elective and/or areas of concentration hours to reach the 124-hours requirement. Elementary education majors should select two areas of concentration among English (18 hours), fine arts (18 hours), modern or ancient languages (18 hours in one language), mathematics (18 hours), science (18 hours), and social studies (18 hours).    Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.

Applicants for the Elementary Education program should have at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Amber McFarland

Fourth-grade math teacher and 2016 Ole Miss alumna Amber McFarland was named the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year at Rankin Elementary in Tupelo.

Student Organizations

The University of Mississippi has chapters for Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.