Elementary Education

Elementary Education

College for Adults | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Are you passionate about inspiring students and sparking a lifelong love of learning? St. Kate's teachers are in demand — an elementary education degree will give you the skills and strategies you need to provide your students with innovative coursework and a spectacular educational experience.

Program Details

Classes meet: Evenings and weekends

Time to completion: 24 months

Credits for major: 58

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $495

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.

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Prepare for a Teaching Career

As an elementary education major, you’ll study general teaching methods; school and chemical health; literacy methods; methods in mathematics, science, and social studies; relationship techniques; and STEM for elementary learners

Our education programs integrate practical courses with an emphasis on fieldwork. As a teacher candidate, you’ll spend up to 50 hours gaining hands-on classroom experience each semester, beginning with the first class.

Students with an elementary education degree from St. Catherine University get noticed. Many principals put St. Catherine University graduates’ resumes at the top of the pile when making hiring decisions. That’s not surprising — St. Kate's has been educating women to be teachers since 1905.

After finishing your bachelor's in elementary education, continue in St. Kate's online Master of Arts in Education degree for licensed teachers.

St. Catherine University College for Adults students on Fontbonne steps.

Demand for K-6 teachers is growing, with median annual earnings of $57,980, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When you graduate with an elementary education degree from our St. Paul, MN campus and online through St. Kate's College for Adults, you will have the tools necessary to create effective lesson plans, cultivate critical thinking skills, and manage student behavior. With the solid foundation of knowledge gained at St. Kate’s, you will be prepared to take your teaching licensure exam and become an educational innovator.