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 comprehensive and engaging bachelor of science degree in elementary education that qualifies you to teach children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Gain an in-depth knowledge in a high-demand subject by choosing a major in elementary education. A minor in any academic subject area is required or you may choose English as a Second Language (ESL) or Reading and Writing as a supplemental endorsement. In addition, you may 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, overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, The national median annual salary for elementary education teachers is $59,420. Nebraska’s median annual salary is $53,268.