Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content


150plus Academic Programs
Visit the University of Central Missouri
95 percent of graduates feel prepared for the workforce.
15-To-Finish Scholarship
15-To-Finish Scholarship


Elementary Education

View 4 year plan

What can I do with this major

RFI graphic

Grades 1-6 Option, Clinical Pathways, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

Elementary Education majors will be certified to teach in any classroom from first through sixth grade.

Why Choose Elementary Education at UCM?

  • Teacher candidates complete more than 400 hours of teaching and observing in elementary classrooms prior to student teaching.
  • Teacher candidates have experience in rural, suburban, and urban classrooms and at each grade they are certified to teach.
  • The Elementary Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Proparation.
  • Numerous scholarships are available at the department, college, and university level.

What will I study?
Elementary education majors complete courses in foundations of education, methods of teaching, professional education, and field experiences.

Courses include:

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Literacy Integration
  • Integration of Arts and Movement in Early Childhood Classrooms

Related areas of concentration:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Child and Family Development

What can I do with a degree in Elementary Education?

  • Elementary teacher in public or private schools
  • Social Services
  • Tutor

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. Students can be involved in Kappa Delta Pi honor fraternity, Leading Educator Advocates for Diversity, Missouri National Educators Association, and Student Missouri State Teachers Association. Out students also complete service projects with area partner school districts.

Browse additional careers and opportunities.

About our Faculty:
A small student to faculty ratio allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.
All faculty in the Elementary Education Program have elementary teaching experience. Faculty engage regularly in a variety of professional development/scholarly activity and work closely with our public school partners.

Learn more about Elementary Education at UCM:
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
660-543-4235

Request more info about UCM.