Elementary Education

Welcome to the Elementary Education major! The Grace College School of Education’s Elementary Education program meets the licensure requirements to teach in K-6 grade classroom setting. Both primary generalist (K-3) and intermediate generalist (4-6) issues are addressed in course content and application experiences.

Faculty teaching in the program include professors who are highly skilled and trained in the area of elementary education. The combined professional background of School of Education faculty provides for the perfect blend of theory and applied practice. Full-time faculty serve as advisors for Elementary Education majors. Their knowledge and understanding of all program requirements allow for more effective use of advising opportunities.

The focus dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the K-6 classroom.

Areas of Concentration

  • Foundational Content
  • Methods Courses
  • Current, Research-Based Practices and Procedures
  • Planning
  • Instruction
  • Classroom Management
  • Professionalism
  • Pedagogy
  • Core Content

Internship Opportunities

  • 100+ Hours of Field Experience to Work in Local K-6 Classrooms
  • Tutoring
  • After-School Clubs
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Part-Time Employment in Local Schools
  • Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams Events for Area Fourth Graders
  • Carnivals
  • Field Trips
  • Family Programs
  • Kindergarten "Petting" Zoos
  • Full Semester of Student Teaching
  • Course Field Experiences
  • America Leads

Career Opportunities

  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Christian Schools (ASCI)

Elementary Education is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Compassionate
  • Culturally Responsive
  • Servant Leaders
  • Flexible Thinkers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Team Players
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Laurinda A. Owen

Laurinda A. Owen, M.A., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education; Professor of Education
owenla@grace.edu
Rachael Hoffert

Rachael L. Hoffert, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Education
hofferrl@grace.edu

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