Elementary educators play a vital role in supporting the intellectual, social and emotional development of children in grades 1-5. Their instruction and guidance provides students with the foundation needed to be academically successful.
Highlights of the Elementary Education Major
- The program blends academic coursework and hands-on teaching experiences.
- Students are given the opportunity to observe elementary-level classrooms in their first semester of the program. They also experience more than 300 hours of teaching in local schools prior to their first full semester of student teaching.
- Students experience small class sizes and an accessible faculty with a distinguished history of preparing future educators.
- Elementary Education majors are eligible for a teaching license in Wisconsin for grades 1-8. With the addition of the Early Childhood Education minor, they can teach at the pre-K level.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
- Implement best practices in preparing and developing classroom materials, schedules and lessons to instruct students.
- Develop and use assessments to evaluate student performance and to promote intellectual, personal and social growth of students.
- Gain an understanding of each student's diverse needs and how to meet them through instruction.
This program will prepare you for a career in elementary education. Our graduates gain employment as teachers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyond. Below is a list of
potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment
or internship opportunities with.
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Here are some related programs you may also want to consider:
Early Childhood Education Degree Completion
Early Childhood Minor