The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education degree allows graduates to work with children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will learn innovative teaching theories including service learning projects, technology inclusion, and project-based learning.
Future teachers will learn essential skills such as classroom management, literacy, lesson design, and math and science preparation. Hands-on student teaching allows for practice of learned skills. Western’s online Elementary Education degree has specific pathways to allow graduates to transfer into four-year degree programs to pursue teaching licensure.
A sample of course topics includes:
- Life science in elementary school
- Educational psychology
- Teaching with technology
- Special education
- Literature for children
- Introduction to music
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsACT/SAT, Placement Test
Official High School Transcript/GED Score