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Careers in Elementary Education

  • Teach students in grades K-6
  • Teach overseas - Many international and missionary based schools look for qualified teachers to serve.
  • Work in private or public schools - Educational institutions are always seeking quality teachers.
  • Work in day care centers or nursery schools - Child care workers who understand childhood development and education fundamentals are in great demand.
  • Graduate school - Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education.
  • Social Work - Elementary schools and other educational institutions look for social workers who have a background in education.
  • Education Administrator - These professionals oversee the daily aspect of child care centers, preschools or other schools. Typically, this position requires an advanced degree.
  • Missions work - Many missionary families are looking for qualified educational professionals to help them with homeschooling.


  • Spend up to 800 hours in the classroom through our embedded field experience program with Siloam Springs School District.
  • Develop a whole curriculum while in school.
  • Volunteer with local schools.
  • Work with the Dogwood Literacy Council in Siloam Springs.
  • Tutor local high school and elementary students through programs like Big Brother/Big Sister, area churches and Christian camps.
  • Volunteer at Ability Tree, a program that reaches out to families impacted by disability.
  • Explore global opportunities by teaching in Uganda or Lithuania.
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