Major in K-6 Elementary Education

Become a teacher • Master skills • Impact students

Become an inspiring educator

At JBU, we know that your desire to help others learn and grow comes from God. In the elementary education major, you will master the content, methods and techniques to inspire the next generation of students. With model classrooms and exposure to real classrooms starting in your very first semester, you will graduate well-prepared to teach in a public or private school classroom.

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What to expect as an Elementary Education student at JBU

Experience a Clinical-Style Education

Students spend a lot of time observing and teaching alongside teachers so that students are confident in classroom management and lesson planning.

Practice On-Campus

Elementary education students are taught how to make and eventually present sample lesson plans in a simulation elementary classroom on campus to experience first-hand the strengths and weaknesses of their lesson plans with the typical resources in an elementary classroom.

Get More Teaching Time

JBU students often teach double the amount of time that other student teachers do. Mentor teachers trust that JBU students’ education has prepared them to handle their classroom.

License Transfer

JBU’s program is accredited in such a way that allows students to transfer their teaching license easily across states and internationally.

Teach Abroad

JBU students can enhance their student teaching requirements during summer programs in Uganda, Lithuania, Guatemala, and various parts of the world.

What could you do with an Elementary Education degree?

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 Homes

Child care workers who understand childhood development and education fundamentals are in great demand.

Social Work

Elementary schools and other educational institutions look for social workers who have a background in education.

Educational Administrator

These professionals oversee the daily aspect of child care centers, preschools or other schools. Typically, this position requires an advanced degree.

Graduate School

Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education.

Missions Work

Many missionary families are looking for qualified educational professionals to help them with homeschooling.

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