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Elementary Education (K-6), B.A.

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Saint Paul, MN, United States
Majoring in the Elementary Education (K-6) program from Concordia University, St. Paul involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective elementary school (K-6) teacher and lifelong learner. 

Overview

Program Overview

Majoring in the Elementary Education (K-6) program from Concordia University, St. Paul involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective elementary school (K-6) teacher and lifelong learner. Concordia also offers a variety of pre-school, kindergarten and middle-level (Grades 5-8) specialty endorsements (including Communication Arts/Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies) for you to extend your major to include additional grade levels at which you would like to teach.

You’ll have real opportunities to learn in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our elementary education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace (the department has key partnerships with Concordia’s Hmong Culture and Language program, St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools and five Twin Cities public charter schools authorized by Concordia), it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching grades K-6 within private or public elementary schools.

Concordia also offers a variety of pre-school, kindergarten and middle-level (Grades 5-8) specialty endorsements (including Communication Arts/Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies) for you to extend your major to include additional grade levels at which you would like to teach.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 57 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the elementary education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).

Your program will be bolstered with a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our elementary education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace (the department has key partnerships with Concordia’s Hmong Culture and Language program, St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools and five Twin Cities public charter schools authorized by Concordia), it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching grades K-6 within private or public elementary schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaching Art 
  • Foundations of Elementary Mathematics 
  • Listening to Life: Western Classical Music
  • Listening to Life: Global & Popular Music
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Live Science: How Scientific Issues Impact Your Daily Life 
  • Child Psychology and Development 
  • Life, Earth, Space, and Physical Science for Educators 

English Language Requirements

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    5.5

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    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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General Requirements

  • Online or Paper Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    27000 USD/year
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  • National

    22800 USD/year
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
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