Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Science, BS
Program Advisor: Dr. Brenda Werner

Gain the knowledge you need to step confidently into the field of education. In the Elementary Education bachelorís degree program, you will learn to be an effective classroom teacher who can plan and implement a broad range of instructional, assessment, and management strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students. You will also have real-world opportunities to participate in supervised teaching situations in local schools from sophomore year through graduation. The elementary education curriculum is infused with Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values and taught by experienced full-time faculty with pre-K to grade 6 teaching experience.

The University of Mary education program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and meets the teacher certification standards of the North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board. Upon completing the Elementary Education Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary you will be eligible for licensure to teach in grades 1-6 in North Dakota.

Elementary Education Bachelorís Degree Program Highlights

At the University of Mary you have the opportunity to participate in many unique learning experiences as you pursue your bachelorís degree, including:

  • Mentoring and collaborative research activities with full-time faculty.
  • Global learning experiences and professional development activities.
  • The Emerging Leaders Academy (a four-year program in educational leadership for selected students)
  • The Institute for Educational Leadership conference
  • A range of professional organizations, including the North Dakota Reading Association, the South Central Reading Council, and the North Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children.
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Career Outlook for Elementary Education Majors

Employment of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. Teachers who are geographically mobile and who obtain licensure in more than one subject are likely to have a distinct advantage in finding a job. At the federal level, there has been a large increase in funding for education, particularly for the hiring of qualified teachers in lower income areas.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-'11 Edition.

Course Requirements for Your Bachelorís Degree in Elementary Education

Requirements for the elementary education major::

  • ENG 121; COM 110; PSY 205; HIS 101 or 102 or MUS 342; GEO 101 or 302; EDU 367; BIO 101 or 103; SCI 102, 201; MAT 103 or above; PED 305; EDU 200 or 202, 250, 295, 300, 301, 303, 307, 312, 315, 316, 318, 320, 390, 400, 411, 418, 423; ALU 499.

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Related Degrees

If you are considering pursuing a bachelorís degree in elementary education, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota:

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