Our nationally-certified program will prepare you to teach in a variety of classroom settings: self-contained classrooms as well as departmentalized and team teaching situations. You will have many opportunities to observe and to work with children in the field, as well as experience a full semester of student teaching. If you are interested in an expanded student teaching experience, contact the Teacher Education Program at 618-453-2354 to learn about the Student Teaching Internship!
Graduates of the elementary education program will be licensed by the State of Illinois to teach children in grades 1 through 6 in public and private settings, with reciprocity in most of the United States and in some foreign countries. Our elementary education majors are well prepared to accept jobs in self-contained classrooms at the elementary level. We have designed our curriculum to match the educational courses with the field experiences so that you will use in the 1 through 6
- Teaching English language learners (ELL)
- Effectively integrating technology into the lessons
- Aligning lessons with the Illinois Common Core Standards
- Teaching reading of fictional and informational texts
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In addition to our on-campus programs, the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is also offered at the following off-campus sites, contingent upon adequate enrollment at the site.