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Elementary Education Major

A major in Elementary Education at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of teaching children. As you consider an array of colleges with Elementary Education majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Elementary Education taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace College Elementary Education degree will help you make workable connections between teaching theory and applied practice, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating impact in an Elementary Education career. With a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in public schools, private schools, Christian schools, and countless other areas. 

Future teacher, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Application & Practice
  • Student-Centered Approach
  • Methods Courses
  • Current & Researched Practices/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

Teacher Technology Training

  • Learn about Teacher Technology Training
  • SAMR Framework
  • MimioStudio software
  • STEM applications
  • iPad Technology
  • Google Fundamentals Training
  • Google Educator Level 1 Certification
  • Seesaw Learning platform
  • Flipgrid
  • Vevox
  • Kahoot
  • Loom & more

Elementary Education Major is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Compassionate
  • Culturally Responsive
  • Servant Leaders
  • Flexible Thinkers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Team Players
Student reading to children

Featured Staff

Rachael Hoffert

Rachael L. Hoffert, Ed.D.

Chair, Elementary Education; Associate Professor of Education

Cheryl Bremer, Ed.D.

Dean School of Education; Professor of Education

Serving in my current role, as Chief Academic Officer for Warsaw Community Schools, provides me with the privilege of meeting candidates from all over the Midwest. Graduates of Grace consistently outperform candidates from other institutions. Grace provides real-world, hands-on experience as candidates learn the profession.

David Robertson, Ph. D., Chief Academic Officer, Warsaw Community Schools

alumni satisfaction


hours of early field experience


of Grace completers were rated effective or highly effective by Indiana principals

Special Education Major

Experienced Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are expertly skilled in their fields and they care about your goals, future, and well being.

Meet Our School of Education Faculty
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Education with a Biblical Worldview

At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.

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Grace College's School of Education has, in just two years, radically changed my approach to teaching, learning, and my approach to learners. The professors routinely model godly character, sharpen students' competence by challenging their thinking and expecting them to own their learning, and encourage all students to glorify God through service, both inside and outside the classroom. I have no doubt I will leave the School of Education ready to educate my future students well in the schools.

Kyle Kaufman, Current Grace College Student