Elementary Education

Elementary Education

In the elementary teacher preparation program, students will gain knowledge and skills to teach all subjects in kindergarten through fifth grade as well as a specific subject area in sixth through eighth grades.

Key elements include a strong foundation in all content areas plus additional depth in a selected teaching major, courses on the most effective teaching practices and a full-year, guided teaching internship in a public school after completion od the bachelor’s degree.

MSU has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education for more than 20 years by U.S. News & World Report.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in elementary education pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of child development, human behavior and education.

Alumni work at:

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • South Lyon (Michigan) Community Schools
  • Wayne-Westland (Michigan) Community Schools
  • Adams County (Colorado) School District 14
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Schools
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • National Heritage Academies

Alumni work as:

  • Teachers
  • Literacy specialists
  • Instructional coaches

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