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Elementary Education

Associate of Science

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In this elementary education program, you will gain skills necessary to successfully enter the education profession. This associates in elementary education degree is designed to provide a basic core of knowledge and a wide range of educational and experiential opportunities for students.

Don't stop here. Continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree in elementary education to land the career you desire.

What you’ll learn in the elementary education program

  • Inclusive education
  • Child development and cross cultural communication
  • Differentiated instruction and effective teaching strategies

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

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Elementary education curriculum

In the elementary education program, you will research topics in child development, literacy and classroom management. The credits you earn in this program transfer to the B.S. in elementary education program, where you will learn to teach children from kindergarten to sixth grade.

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.

ESL 330 Cross Cultural Communications
Receive a general understanding of the characteristics of individuals from diverse populations, and identify cultural issues related to communication, classroom interaction, academic content, as well as parental and community involvement. Get a background on the diversity of the nation’s students, explore the social and educational issues faced by teachers in diverse classrooms and start to think critically and reflectively about the decisions as a teacher in a multi-cultural educational classroom.

Graduates must complete a total of 65 credits.

Elementary education careers

Take your career to the next level by earning your B.S. in elementary education and work toward landing a successful career, such as:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Elementary classroom assistant
  • Childcare worker
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