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Education (Elementary)

Are you passionate about inspiring students and sparking a lifelong love of learning? When pursuing this hybrid (on-campus and online) education bachelor's degree from St. Kate's College for Adults, you will be prepared to earn your K-6 teaching license. St. Kate's teachers are in demand—gain the skills and strategies you need to provide your students with innovative coursework and a spectacular educational experience.

Start Fall 2017 — $1,600 Scholarship

All bachelor's degree-seeking students admitted to start in the College for Adults in fall 2017 will receive a special $1,600 new student scholarship! For best consideration, apply early.

What can I do with a degree in elementary education?

When you graduate with an elementary education degree from St. Kate's College for Adults, you will be aptly prepared to create effective lesson plans, cultivate critical thinking skills, and manage student behavior. With the solid foundation of knowledge from St. Kate’s, you will be prepped to take your teaching licensure exam and become an educational innovator.

what will I study?

As an elementary education major, you will study the following subjects to gain a comprehensive understanding of education:

  • General teaching methods
  • School and chemical health
  • Literacy methods
  • Methods in mathematics, science, and social studies
  • Relationship techniques
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for elementary learners

Courses in the College for Adults hybrid (on-campus and online) elementary education program combine evening/weekend meetings on our St. Paul campus with online learning between sessions — perfect for busy adults.

Start whenever it's most convenient for you: fall, spring or summer. We are accepting applications—apply now!

Did you know?

  • Education (Elementary) is offered as a major and second degree.
  • Education is also offered in the College for Women.
  • With special courses in STEM education, St. Kate's elementary education graduates gain an extra edge.
  • After graduation, continue on in St. Kate's Master of Arts in Education degree.

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why St. Kate’s?

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!

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Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.