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Elementary Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Elementary Education at Vanderbilt is a field-oriented program designed to prepare students for work with children in elementary school (grades K-6).  The major prepares students for licensure in kindergarten through sixth grade. 
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Overview

The program’s unique focus on children’s developmental thinking and reasoning prepares majors for work in both school and non-school settings that involve teaching, advocacy, policy, and informal learning opportunities.

Students majoring Elementary Education add a second non-education major, required for teacher licensure and adding valuable preparation for a wide variety of professional options. Second majors often directly complement the Elementary requirements, enriching student development through a multiple-lensed-approach to education. Additionally, the program of studies for Elementary Education majors contains approximately 60 hours of liberal education courses that are taken across the University.

Beginning in the first year, students visit and observe classrooms in local schools and agencies. Field experiences become more intensive and practice-driven through the sophomore and junior years, with a full semester of Student Teaching in senior year. These real-classroom experiences, in conjunction with university course work, help students integrate educational theory, research, and classroom practice. Technology is integrated throughout the programs to support students' learning. Additionally, faculty academic advisors build strong mentoring relationships with students, monitoring and supporting students' progress through their programs of study. Students are paired with experienced first-year advisors to help navigate their initial transition to the college, then linked to faculty advisors whose academic interests overlap the students’ for the remainder of their program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools
  • Practicum in Teaching Elementary and Language Arts
  • Language Arts in Elementary Schools
  • Practicum in Elementary Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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