Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education

If you like to work with people, are an effective leader, and are good with children grades K-8, elementary education might be for you.

Our Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education will be prepare you for a meaningful profession as an elementary school teacher.

This degree has five concentration options:

  • History/Social Studies
  • Humanities
  • Language/Cultural Diversity
  • Science
  • Math
  • OR you can get the Early Childhood Certificate that leads to the Early Childhood Endorsement

Choose your learning style

In this program, you will choose a plan option that best fits your lifestyle—so you can learn the way your want to.

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School-based programs

You complete your professional courses, which encompass all required major courses and several electives, over two terms.

You spend several hours most days working with children in public school classrooms under the supervision of cooperating teachers and Northern Arizona University faculty members. With hundreds of hours in schools with children, our site-based programs offer you optimal classroom experience.

Cohort programs

You complete your professional courses over three terms, taking nine units of education course work on campus, each term. You also usually take six units of liberal studies, educational foundations, content emphasis courses, or electives each term.

In addition, you work with children in public school classrooms each term under the supervision of cooperating teachers and Northern Arizona University faculty members. You complete at least 45 units of work with children in public school classrooms.

Traditional plan

The professional courses on campus are offered in a flexible scheduling format within a recommended sequence.

You can complete this plan in two terms, during which you complete at least 45 units of work with children in public school classrooms.

Degree requirements

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of course work:

  • at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements 
  • at least 60 units of major requirements
  • at least 12 units of concentration requirements
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Academic Catalog Listing

See the academic catalog for full details on this degree, including a course listing and emphasis requirements.

Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Education