College for Adults | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Education (Elementary)

Are you passionate about inspiring students and sparking a lifelong love of learning? When pursuing this hybrid (on-campus and online) education 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.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Evenings/weekends
  • Location: St. Paul Campus
  • Major and STEM credits: 58
  • Time to completion: 24 months

What can I do with a degree in elementary education?

When you graduate with an elementary education degree from our St. Paul campus and online at 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

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!

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (2018-19): $445/credit
  • Financial Aid: Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid. Find out more

Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc

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Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

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.