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Elementary Education, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
West Hartford, CT, United States
Our bachelor’s degree program in Elementary Education at University of Hartford prepares you for a rewarding teaching career in grades 1-6.  In our undergraduate education programs, you’ll start building your resume from day one. You’ll begin meaningful fieldwork experiences in area schools the first semester of your freshman year.
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Overview

Our Elementary Education class sizes at University of Hartford are small, and students receive plenty of individual mentoring from our experienced faculty, who are very well connected with area schools. With an extensive network of partner schools, you’ll apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world settings and gain the expertise to excel in your career.

Career outlook

Job growth for kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026 according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, so the demand for teachers will remain strong.

Alumni of our education programs are employed at every level of the education system, from early childhood centers to public and private schools, higher education institutions, and at the highest levels of education administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Education: Schooling and Human Services
  • Psychology of Exceptionalities
  • Learning and Development: Understanding Yourself and Others 
  • Language, Literacy, and Linguistic Diversity 
  • Reading and Language Arts Instruction 
  • Foundations of Literacy Learning 
  • Effective Teaching 
  • Mathematics Instruction and Methods 
  • STEM Methods Lab 
  • Differentiated Instruction 
  • Integrated Methods: Science, Social Studies, and the Arts 
  • The Teacher as Reflective Practitioner 
  • The Teacher as Instructional Leader 
  • Student Teaching-Elementary

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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