Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Help young students develop the academic and social skills they need to build a strong foundation for future learning.

Instructor smiling at student

About this Program

Students who pursue a B.A.Ed in Elementary Education tailor their degree to their interests by choosing two concentration areas. Students may choose from the subjects of English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, foreign language and/or computer science.

All students who pursue Elementary Education at UM also receive a Special Education Endorsement, which bolsters teachers' ability to serve all students. Many students opt to pursue additional endorsements in areas of health, computer applications, ESL, and more!

The 122-hour program is approved for a K-6 license in Elementary Education and a K-12 license in Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

There are three phases for education majors: Phase I: Core Curriculum; Phase II: Teacher Education Program; and Phase III: Student Teaching.

During Phase III, our teacher candidates observe and teach alongside talented local teachers. In the classroom, students learn effective teaching methods, how to cater to students of different grades and developmental levels, and how to develop a professional disposition. The Student Advising and Field Experience (SAFE) office works with school partners in establishing placement for these observations.



On this Page…

    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study



    4 Years


    B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education

    Program Location








    Required Credit Hours

    124 Hours

    Person holding award.

    Student Success

    "Mackenzie shows her students that she cares about them as a complete person and not just as a grade."

    Mackenzie Bailey

    2023 Griffin IMPACT Award Winner

    Did You Know?


    of our students pass the Praxis II exam.


    alumni are employed in Mississippi public schools.

    Next Steps

    Explore Affordability

    We have a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to help make college more affordable for you and your family.

    Apply to the University of Mississippi

    Are you ready to take the next step toward building your legacy?