Elementary Education

Major

Elementary education majors at Taylor are more than teachers. They are passionate leaders who hope to pass their own excitement for learning to the next generation of kids. At Taylor, elementary education students gain classroom knowledge and experience in schools as early as freshman year.

You will . . . 

  • gain teaching experience in real classrooms all four years, with opportunities to teach internationally
  • take classes in classroom management, educational techniques, and child psychology
  • earn a K-6 elementary generalist license approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Complete a subject matter concentration through at least one of the following:

  • ENL (TESOL), Middle School, or Special Education licensure
  • Junior High/Middle School licensure in: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies
  • Concentration in mathematics, language arts, modern language, music, science, social studies, or visual arts
  • An approved minor in biology, chemistry, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, applied music, music composition, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, or Spanish

Professional development:

  • Join Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education students, for the opportunity to connect with other educators while attending seminars and events.
  • Attend teaching conferences in and out of state for the chance to listen to and network with teaching professionals.
  • Study and teach in another country J-term of sophomore year.
  • Lead classrooms of local schools in the Indiana area, as well as day-programs for children on campus.

Every elementary education student spends a full semester senior year teaching domestically or abroad. The semester is split between two placements in different schools, teaching different grade levels.

See the curriculum guide.