A Foundational Influence
As an elementary education teacher, you will play a powerful role in the learning experiences of young people, one that sets a foundation for their future success. Students preparing to teach kindergarten through eighth grade complete a major in Elementary Education. Our undergraduate elementary education program blends content, general education and professional licensure coursework that integrates with real-world teaching experiences with children and youth.
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Get Ready to Change Lives
Our content and methods classes and clinical model will prepare you to teach any subject in grades K-8. You’ll learn to teach as part of a community, with peers and faculty who will support, challenge and inspire you.
Learn by Doing
We give you meaningful opportunities to engage with children and youth in their classrooms, guided by experienced teachers and other professional mentors.
Amplify Your Employability and Impact
Additional coursework and classroom experience qualify you for a specialized field such as literacy, special education or teacher-librarian.
A Place to Call Home
The Phyllis J. Washington Education Center features state-of-the-art classrooms, cozy study spaces, a beautiful atrium and courtyard and an all-important coffee shop.