The curriculum consists of three semesters of coursework and field experiences (46 Hours), with a fourth semester consisting of a student teaching experience (12 hours). There is a specific curriculum rotation each fall, spring, and summer semester. The Statesville and Charlotte campuses meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings and the Boiling Springs campus meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. All classes begin at 4:00 p.m. The online program also operates in a cohort model.  The rotation for the online program may vary slightly from the rotation of the face to face program.


Courses are scheduled as flexibly as possible to accommodate candidates’ work schedules.

All candidates must understand that during the student teaching semester they may not have other jobs—student teaching is their full-time responsibility.

Elementary Education (K-6) Course Requirements Gardner-Webb University Evening Program

Fall (Semester I) - 13 Semester Hours
EDUC 250(4) Teaching in 21st Century Schools
EDUC 302(3) Literacy Foundations
MATH 204(3) Math Content for Elementary Educators
EDUC 311(3) Fine Arts Integration
Spring (Semester II) - 14 Semester Hours
MAED 330(3) Math Methods
EDUC 306(4) Literacy & Language Arts
SSED 307(3) Social Studies Methods
EDUC 350(4) Diverse Populations in 21st Century Schools
Summer I & Summer II (Semester III) - 6 Semester Hours
EDUC 410(3) Introduction to Integration & Assessment (Session I - 5-week session)
PHED 300(3) Healthful Living for Elementary Educators (Session II - 5 week session)
Fall (Semester IV) - 13 Semester Hours
EDUC 435(4) Facilitating Learning in 21st Century Schools
PSYC 303(3) Educational Psychology
SCED 330(3) Science Methods
SCED 312(3) Practicum in Literacy
Spring (Semester V) - 12 Semester Hours
EDUC 450(12) Student Teaching