Understanding how young children learn is central to becoming an effective elementary teacher. To prepare for this vital educational role, pair this certification minor minor through our Beacon program with a bachelor’s degree in a content area of your choice. The Bachelor of General Studies with Elementary Education Certification is also an option.
Students learn about child and adolescent development and the factors that shape it both inside and outside the classroom, such as nutrition, health and more.
The professional education requirements prepare students to provide instruction in all elementary school subjects, to manage a classroom and to conduct meaningful assessments of learning.