Elementary Education

The Elementary Education (EE) program integrates courses and field experiences that will prepare you to teach first through sixth grade in a variety of urban and suburban educational settings, including public and private schools.

You will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teach.

Along with general elementary education courses, majors are required to complete a series of courses in a specific concentration in liberal arts.


Sample Courses:

  • Art and Music Teaching Methods
  • Children's Literature
  • Classroom Management
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Math Instruction
  • Reading and Language Arts Instruction
  • Social and Historical Issues in Education

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art
  • Bilingual Education
  • Biology
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • French
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Education policy


93 percent of 2015 Elementary Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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