Elementary Education Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

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Elementary Education Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Elementary Education?

Elementary education majors like to work with people, are effective leaders, are good with children age 12 and younger. They are organized, can communicate well and possess the power to motivate people.

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What Courses Do Elementary Education Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Elementary Education majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Child Psychology and Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Introduction to Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Supervised Internship
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Teaching Science/English/Mathematics/etc.
  • Technology in Teaching

What other majors are related to Elementary Education?

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Elementary Education may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: