Elementary Education majors at Taylor are shaped to become more than teachers. They begin as passionate leaders who hope to pass on their excitement for learning to the next generation and complete the Education program as experienced mentors, confident and encouraging educators, and creative lesson planners.
Our students gain in-classroom experiences from the beginning of their freshman years, assisting teachers at local elementary schools and teaching lessons. The more time they spend learning in local elementary school classrooms, the more confidently they can walk into their own classrooms as qualified teachers after graduation.
Every Elementary Education student spends a full semester during their senior years teaching domestically or abroad. The semester is split between two placements in different schools, teaching different grade levels. The Elementary Education major leads to a K-6 Elementary Generalist License approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Taylor University’s Elementary Education program prepares students in areas of instruction, subject matter, and classroom management, but the best training comes from being in Elementary classrooms. To set our students apart, we begin them in the classrooms their freshman years. That's just one of the many unique qualities that make Taylor one of the best colleges for Elementary Education majors.
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All Elementary Education students must complete a concentration through at least one of the following means:
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
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