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Elementary Education

Foster Development and Engagement in Children

You can learn to foster a child’s development and make a positive impact on their life. 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. 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. 

Degrees Offered & Overview

Degrees Offered & Overview

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Science in Education with Early Childhood Minor

 

Student Activities & Organizations

Student Activities & Organizations

SEAN

Student Education Association of Nebraska’s main focus is to further the understanding of education as a profession, providing a united student voice in matters affecting the position and advancing the interests and welfare of students preparing for careers in the field of education.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for kindergarten and elementary teachers is expected to grow 7% through 2030. The national median annual salary for elementary educators is $60,940. The median annual salary for elementary education teachers in Nebraska is $61,890.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration