Elementary Education

Our program in elementary education – the Interdisciplinary Studies: Teacher Education major with an emphasis in elementary education (BS) – lays the foundation for a wide range of subjects and equips you with the skills and strategies to capture the attention of an entire classroom and teach them lessons that will stay with them for life.

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

What Will I Study?

In addition to professional education courses, you will explore a wide variety of subjects including the arts, sciences, English, history, social studies, and economics.

You’ll get practical experience through a semester of full-time student teaching, and you’ll be well prepared to pass the tests required for teacher licensure or to go on to graduate school.

Advising sheet:

Elementary Emphasis Advising Sheet for Interdisciplinary Studies – Teacher Education Major Note that in the course catalog, the elementary education major is listed as Interdisciplinary Studies – Teacher Education.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

You will be prepared to teach PK-6 in public or private school settings.

Program Approval

Our program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218