Elementary Education Major

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Elementary Education Major Overview

Get equipped to teach in a 21st century learning environment with Greenville University’s Bachelor of Science in elementary education program. Take part in this rigorous program embedded with multiple opportunities for hands-on experience in a variety of learning environments. You’ll spend over 300 hours in the classroom from rural settings to urban settings as you seek to educate the whole child using best-practice instruction and time-honored pedagogical approaches. The mission of our program is to train teachers to be servant leaders in a culturally diverse world.

In the Elementary Education program at Greenville University, you will:

  • Develop curriculum, methods, and materials for children in grades 1-6.
  • Develop a personal philosophy of elementary education through research and discussion-based courses.
  • Learn how to facilitate Character Education programs.
  • Understand the individual needs of each child, and create an environment where differences are celebrated. Understanding these differences, you can provide an environment for all children to be successful learners.
  • Integrate classroom management, practice cooperative learning, and learn to network.

Why Earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Greenville University?

Dual Licensure. You can complete double licensure requirements for elementary education and early childhood, special education, or middle grades in a four-year bachelor’s degree.                                          

Job Placement. At Greenville University our School of Education graduates have a 90% job placement rate working within the field of Education within the first year of graduation.

Accreditation. Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Character Education.  You could receive a nationally recognized certification in Character Education from Character Plus, preparing them to educate the whole child.

Licensure Exams. Students at Greenville currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high stakes test required in the State of Illinois for Licensure.

What are your career opportunities as an Elementary Education major?

There are several careers available for those with an elementary education degree from Greenville University, and these are just some of the potential career opportunities.

Licensed teacher for grades 1-6.




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