Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Licensure)
Walden University

Program Details

Walden’s BS in Elementary Education program prepares you for teaching certification, which is required in most public school systems in the United States. This program incorporates strategies proven to help students develop confidence and succeed in today’s diverse classroom environments.

Coursework explores the integration of technology in the classroom, building family partnerships, collaboration, and literacy. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply best practices through in-person experiences in K–6 classrooms.

Note: Walden is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer a program leading to initial licensure in Elementary Education. 

Individuals interested in an elementary education licensure in states other than Minnesota may qualify by virtue of completing a state-approved teacher preparation program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers.


Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older
  • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service
  • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden 

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission