Elementary Education

Elementary Education

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

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 of the bachelor’s degree.

MSU has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education for more than 24 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 (Illinois)
  • Lansing School District (Michigan)
  • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • South Lyon Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools (Michigan)
  • Prince William County Public Schools (Virginia)
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

Alumni work as:

  • Teachers
  • Literacy specialists
  • Instructional coaches

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