Elementary Education

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Elementary Education Program

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Elementary Education(grades P-5)
  • B. S. in Elementary Education (grades P-5) with dual certification in Education in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12)
  • B. S. in Elementary Education (grades P-5) with dual certification in Special Education Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12)

Who Would be Interested in Elementary Education?

This program prepares candidates to teach in elementary classrooms: Primary/kindergarten – 5th grade.

Individuals who are successful in this field:

  • Enjoy working with children from diverse backgrounds, ages 5-11.
  • Are energetic, caring, and committed to enhancing the overall welfare of the community.

Why Elementary Education at EKU?

  • Option to add an additional certification in Education in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Special Education, or focus only on elementary education.
  • Prepares you to teach any subject or multiple subjects in primary/kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • Program includes extensive, supervised school-based field experiences every step of the way.
  • Your Kentucky teaching certificate is easily transferred to other states (some additional requirements may be needed).
  • EKU prepares highly qualified elementary teachers and our program is nationally accredited.
  • Faculty have K-12 teaching experience and are active scholars in state and national education organizations.

What Are the Requirements for Program Admission?

  • Admission to EKU
  • Admission to the College of Education Professional Education Program, usually during the sophomore year (2.75 GPA, criminal background check, and additional requirements)
  • Students must earn and maintain a 2.75 GPA

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Public and private elementary schools in Kentucky and across the nation.

How Do I Get More Information?

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Yes! Visit www.coe.eku.edu/current-students#sch to learn more about scholarship opportunities.