B.Sc. On Campus

Elementary Education

Bridgewater State University

48 months
16872 USD/year
16872 USD/year
10732 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students who wish to be elementary teachers are required to select a major in Elementary Education at the Bridgewater State University as well as a major in the liberal arts or sciences. A major in liberal arts or sciences is a requirement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Students at the major in Elementary Education at the Bridgewater State University must apply for admission and be accepted into professional education after completion of ELED 220 Introduction to Elementary Education and before the professional semester. ELED 220 is the only required education course in which students can enroll prior to official acceptance into a professional education program.

Learning outcomes

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires three Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) for Elementary licensure: Communication and Literacy, General Curriculum (Elementary) and the Foundations of Reading. All three of these exams must be passed as a prerequisite to professional semester courses.

All matriculated undergraduate elementary education degree seeking students must take the professional semester as a block of courses and must register with the department. These courses are usually taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Literature for Elementary Education Majors
  • Human Geography
  • World History to 1500
  • United States History and Constitutions to 1865
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 
  • Foundations of Geometry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Overseas students are advised to seek admission at least six months before the fall deadline.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bridgewater State University follows the admissions standards as outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. First-year applicants must also submit the results of the SAT I: Reasoning Test or the ACT. Students whose native language is not English may submit the TOEFL or the SAT II English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).
  • Interviews are not required for admission to BSU, but they may provide both you and our counseling staff with additional information to make more informed decisions. We are in extraordinary times and an optional evaluative interview allows us to get a better sense of you beyond pass/fail grades, optional test scores and interrupted extracurricular activities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16872 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16872 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10732 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 USD /month
Living costs

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


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