Teach at the K-12 Levels. Make a Difference for Life
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education — K-12 Art, Health & Physical Education or Religion
College of Saint Mary offers a bachelor’s degree in K-12 education with endorsements in art, theology or physical education and health. This bachelor’s degree will prepare you to teach in smaller school environments — whether in private school or in a small town — where you may be required to teach all grade levels, or at the level of your choice in a larger school. So no matter where you live, you will always enjoy the freedom to teach every age.
One of the highest compliments we receive is from hiring schools that tell us our graduates “hit the classroom” running because they have had excellent preparation in our classrooms and importantly, through the fieldwork we provide. Our education majors get into the field sooner than in many programs so they can apply what they are learning to real life – and have the opportunity to impact the lives around them. This opportunity, combined with the career-relevant endorsements we offer help you prepare to lead and enjoy a fulfilling, fruitful career in education.
Health and Physical Education
The demand for teachers at every level is expected to increase by 8-14 percent for elementary and middle grades teachers and between 3-7 percent for secondary teachers by 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The median annual salary for teachers ranges from $53,400-$55,050. In Nebraska, the median annual salary ranges from $47,100-$48,600.