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Elementary Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chicopee, MA, United States
Elementary Education from Elms College prepares initially-licensed teachers in Massachusetts for grades 1-6. Elementary teachers help shape young students into the learners they will become. This is why the elementary education program at Elms College offers specialized, rigorous classroom instruction and personal guidance as you do fieldwork in area schools
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Elementary Education from Elms College helps you understand how to draw on the content of the relevant curriculum frameworks to plan activities and sequential units of study that are standards-based. 

Elementary Education students practice a balanced approach to reading and writing and employ a variety of teaching techniques in content-area instruction.

Graduates with Elementary Education from Elms College will be able to:

  • Use subject matter knowledge in reading and language arts, children’s and young adult literature, mathematics, history, social science, science, health, physical education, and the arts to plan curriculum and instruction.
  • Communicate high standards and expectations when beginning and carrying out lessons that employ a variety of teaching techniques and reading and writing strategies.
  • Promote achievement by all students, without exception.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Meet legal and moral responsibilities for professional growth.
  • Reflect critically upon teaching and learning.
  • Meet state licensure standards for communication and literacy skills, subject matter knowledge, foundations of reading, and performance assessment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Writing for Educators
  • Children’s Learning and Development
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Developing Language & Literacy 
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • Inquiry-based Science Methods
  • Educating English Language Learners
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Elementary (1-6); Initial Practicum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicopee

  • 1006 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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