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BS in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of science with a major in elementary education program at Trine University focuses on scientifically-based reading instruction and the application of theories on how children in grades K-6 learn best. Given the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum in today's elementary schools, the Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary education program also prepares you to design and implement classroom learning through multiple instructional strategies, including project-based learning and STEM initiatives.

Gain real classroom experience

Like all Franks School of Education programs, extensive field experiences in diverse settings are required beginning in the first year of coursework. The Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary education program is grounded in state and national standards in order to help you prepare your future students with 21st century skills.

Be prepared for your teaching career

In 2017, 100 percent of superintendents and principals surveyed indicated that Franks School of Education graduates were more prepared as first-year teachers compared to other college. Graduates from the Franks School of Education have a high level of job placement, with 100% of graduates employed or in graduate school over the past four years. In addition to classroom teaching, students have obtained other educationally related positions, and still others go on to complete master's degrees. Feedback from school administrators consistently refers to how well the Trine University teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.

Indiana Department of Education


Additional Information

Area school districts where students participate in field experiences and student teaching include, though are not limited to:

  • Bronson Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Coldwater Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Sturgis Community Schools (Michigan)
  • MSD of Steuben County Schools (Indiana)
  • Prairie Heights Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Hamilton Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fremont Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Garrett, Keyser Butler Community Schools (Indiana)
  • DeKalb County Central United School District (Indiana)
  • DeKalb Eastern Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Quincy Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Edgerton Local School District (Ohio)
  • Edon-Northwest Local School District (Ohio)
  • Central Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • East Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • West Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Lakeland Community Schools (Indiana)

With a degree in elementary education, you have many opportunities for rewarding careers and advanced studies.

Explore the Possibilities:

  • Teacher
  • Grade–level or content department chair
  • Building principal
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Curriculum director
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Publications adviser (yearbooks, newspaper, etc.)
  • Athletic director
  • Community agency director
  • Counselor
  • Graduate student
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.