By pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, you’ll be prepared to teach children in grades 1 through 6 who come from diverse backgrounds and have unique learning strengths and challenges. You’ll learn how to effectively implement instruction using a wide variety of approaches. You’ll also learn how to use technology to enhance teaching and learning. You’ll become a UCM educator: a competent, caring reflective practitioner committed to the premise that all can learn.
We use a Team Advising approach and provide early field clinical experiences prior to student teaching to help you become the best educator you can be. The Teacher Education Program has formal partnership agreements with many local School Districts. Many of the public school faculty from the districts serve as clinical faculty for UCM, and work with interns in the classroom or present on educational issues in our courses.
Whether you're just getting started in education or wanting to expand your career opportunities, elementary education is a rewarding field with a chance to touch the future.