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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 an impactful 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
  • Instructional Technology
  • Science of Reading-aligned coursework

Internship Opportunities

  • 165+ 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 Reads

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 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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Featured Staff

Rachael Hoffert Chair, Elementary Education; Associate Professor of Education

Rachael L. Hoffert, Ed.D.

Chair, Elementary Education; Professor of Education
Cheryl Bremer Dean School of Education; Professor of Education

Cheryl Bremer, Ed.D.

Dean School of Education; Professor of Education

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hours of early field experience


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

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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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Elementary Education Major at Grace College

“The education classes here at Grace are eye-opening,” Abigail Holmes, a current education student at Grace, said. “They made me realize that there is so much more to being a teacher than I thought, but they have also helped me learn how to handle these things.”

Abigail Holmes, Grace College Student

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