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Elementary Education Grades K-6

Bachelor of Science

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Earn your bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Lynn University and start a successful career as an elementary school teacher, childcare provider or mentor for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade. Learn from our highly acclaimed curriculum, and design your own attention-grabbing lessons. Better yet, begin developing your teaching style in every course you take by observing current classroom teachers. 

You may also choose to complete five specialization courses in place of your free electives to learn how to teach children ages three through the third grade.

What you’ll learn in the elementary education degree program

  • Lesson plan creation
  • Teaching skills and classroom management
  • Student instruction and authority skills

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

“I chose elementary education because I want to be the foundation of someone’s learning. I’m adopted, and I had a lot help when I was in elementary school. Without that foundation I don’t think I’d be where I’m at today.”

Gwendolyn Conneally, elementary education major
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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Elementary education curriculum

In the elementary education program, you will research topics in child development, literacy and classroom management. You will complete a clinical internship and gain valuable hands-on learning experiences to help you in your future career. 

Course preview

EDU 215 Children’s Literature
Examine a variety of children’s books and make knowledgeable decisions in the selection and use of the books as a result of studying, discussing and using children’s literature in and outside the classroom setting. Learn how to integrate literature throughout the curriculum and how to collect an extensive selection of children’s literature for use in your future classrooms.

EDU 315 Literacy in the Primary Grades
Learn balanced approaches, methods and materials appropriate to teaching young students to read. Focus on emergent literacy, sequential development of skills, perceptual development, word attack skills, vocabulary, comprehension and oral language development.

EDU 415 Managing the Classroom
Learn the skills and competencies needed to improve instruction and learning through good classroom management by establishing a learning environment and instructional program that is well-organized and efficient.

You may also elect to substitute your electives and take specialization courses in early childhood education Pre-K/Primary to teach children, ages three through the third grade. The specialization course requires 15 credits and includes topics, such as creative activities, preprimary language arts, preprimary math and science.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits.

Elementary education careers

Many graduates of this bachelor’s program have gone on to have successful careers, such as:

  • Clinical education mentor (after three years of teaching)
  • Elementary classroom teacher
  • ESL teacher (English as a Second Language)
  • Resource teacher 

You may also choose to continue your education with the M.Ed. in educational leadership program.

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