B.Sc. On Campus

Elementary Education

Indiana University South Bend

48 months
20632 USD/year
20632 USD/year
7272 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Elementary Education refers to courses and other experiences that lay the foundation for Indiana University South Bend’s Elementary Education Program.


General Education

There is a focus on building skills in written and oral communication, information technology, inquiry, science, literature, quantitative reasoning, and both global and democratic perspectives.

The Elementary Education requirements for elementary education and early childhood education define the strong generalist preparation that is imperative for elementary teachers at the primary and middle childhood levels.

Candidates at Indiana University South Bend are encouraged to complete a program of general education by enrolling in courses designated for education majors whenever they are available. The sequence has been planned to provide the strongest foundation in learning and to build the most powerful connections between the content of the individual courses.

Professional Education

The professional education component of the Teacher Education Program develops the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required for entry to the teaching profession. Some courses focus on knowledge, dispositions, and skills that underlie all teacher education regardless of the developmental focus. Other courses and field experiences focus on what it takes to promote effective teaching and learning at a particular developmental level or in a particular school setting. At IU South Bend, the professional education component is not a collection of isolated courses, but rather a carefully articulated program of study. Courses are taken in a prescribed order. Some must be taken in blocks, which is a sequence of coursework.

Student Teaching

The student teaching and the accompanying integrated seminar represent the culminating experience in the Teacher Education Program. By assuming full responsibility for a class of students, candidates demonstrate their achievement of standards, and reflect both on student learning and on their own effectiveness as teachers. Students student teach for 16 weeks depending on their major. Placements are made by the Director of Field and Clinical Practice.

Programme Structure

Elementary Minors, Concentrations, and Dual Licensure

  • General Educational Psychology
  • Mathematics For Elementary Teachers
  • Physical Science For Elementary Teachers
  • American History
  • Audiovisual-production Of Materials
  • Psychology Of Childhood And Adolescence
  • Education In American Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

IU South Bend accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admission deadline for the term you want to start.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee. The $65 application fee is required of all applicants and is non-refundable.
  • English Language Proficiency Documentation
  • If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in English before you can be admitted to IU South Bend.
  • Immigration Documentation (non-US citizens only; not required for an admission decision)
  • Documentation of Financial Support (those seeking F-1 status only; not required for an admissions decision)
  • Official Academic Records. You may upload copies of your official transcripts and diploma certificates via your Atlas account.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10316 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10316 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3636 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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