Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Foster Development and Engagement in Children
You can learn to foster a child’s development and cultivate their interest in reading and technology. College of Saint Mary offers a bachelor of science degree in elementary education that qualifies you to teach children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
You can major in elementary education and gain in-depth knowledge in a high-demand subject with a minor in any academic subject area and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) or Reading and Writing. You can also choose to major in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood education, which would qualify you to teach preschool through sixth grade. Another option is a dual major in elementary education and special education, which would allow you to work as a general classroom teacher or as a resource teacher in kindergarten through sixth grade.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for elementary education teachers is expected to increase by as much as 14 percent by 2022. The median annual salary for elementary education teachers is $53,590.