The online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Greenville University allows students with an associate degree to continue their education at the bachelor's level and earn a license to teach elementary school in Illinois in just two years. Through exclusive partnerships with local community colleges, Greenville delivers an accelerated program that allows students to seamlessly apply up to 69 associate degree credits toward their next degree.
The program is delivered in a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults with busy schedules. It takes a faith-based approach to teaching and is grounded in Christian values. Coursework explores relevant education topics like lesson planning, data-driven assessment, literacy, teaching methods, and more. Students complete 400 hours of fieldwork to make meaningful connections between coursework and real-world classroom experience.
Greenville students have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA exam, surpassing the national average. Because the B.S. in Elementary Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, students can be confident they're earning a credential recognized for excellence statewide.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Greenville University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Recommended GPA2.75 or above (4.0 scale)
Official High School Transcript/GED Score