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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.
You'll learn from our experienced faculty—eager to transform you into an education professional.
What you’ll learn in the elementary education program
- Inclusive education
- Child development and cross cultural communication
- Differentiated instruction and effective teaching strategies
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At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
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.
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
Many graduates of this associate’s program have gone on to have successful careers, such as:
- Preschool teacher
- Elementary classroom assistant
- Childcare worker
You may also choose to continue your education with the B.S. in elementary education program. Here, you will learn how to teach children K-6 grade.