For students looking to become the next generation of first to grade 6 school teachers, the major in elementary education prepares each student to have a strong understanding of elementary education content, the ability to recognize and assess the differences in learning and the educational needs of elementary-aged students. Students are also given the tools to engage and educate their future students to become creative and critical thinkers.
We offer a middle school approval that meets all State of Illinois requirements for students who are planning to teach at the middle-school level. All elementary education majors must complete a minor or second major in addition to the education requirements for the major. Courses being applied to the minor must earn grades of C or higher.