The Elementary Education curriculum is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach effectively in the content areas, using efficient strategies and up-to-date techniques in kindergarten through grade six. Moreover, an understanding of child development, learner behavior and attitude adjustment is imperative for teacher success in classroom settings. The curriculum provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences so that candidates are prepared to meet the needs, capabilities and interests of elementary school aged children. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education prepares students to receive a license to teach in kindergarten through grade six in North Carolina. The rationale for the program is based on the on-going need for highly effective teachers for elementary-aged children. The quality of schools and student learning are dependent upon the professional knowledge and skills of the teacher. The Elementary Education program aims to be innovative and reflective in graduating scholars and leaders who are culturally and socially literate and approach teaching holistically so that they will be able to respond to the needs of students in our changing global society.