Elementary Education, B.S.

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Program Intro

A degree in elementary education will prepare you for a career working with children and their families in elementary schools. It focuses on the best approaches for helping children learn — so you will master not just what to teach but how to teach. From the first year, you will work in the field and by graduation, you can obtain a preliminary California teaching credential along with your degree.

118 Units

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39 Required Major Courses
100 % Christian Faculty and Staff

Why Study Elementary Education at CBU?

Graduate with a degree and a teaching credential

The elementary education degree program is tailored for students who know they want to become elementary school teachers. As such, elementary education majors will complete the state-approved subject matter and teacher preparation programs in their undergraduate career. This includes required fieldwork and student teaching. Upon graduation, students will not only obtain a bachelor's degree but also a California multi-subject teaching credential.

Put theory into practice

We ground our students in teaching-learning theory but we also equip them with the practical skills needed to create learning environments. We help them fit instructional strategies to a wide range of educational settings and learners. Our ultimate goal is to teach our graduates how to create self-sufficient, lifelong learners who not only master content but also critically analyze what they learn, collaborate well with others, create innovative solutions and communicate effectively.

What You'll Learn

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education will learn to:

Program Details

EDU 101: Professional Educator Series I: The Student Experience

This course introduces future educators to the elementary education major at CBU as well as the teaching profession.

EDU 413: Disability Studies for General Education Teachers

This course will introduce new teachers to the history of disability through the ages, the relevance of current educational policies to inclusion, and more.

EDU 422: Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners

This course is a study of the scope, organization and instructional procedures used to teach social studies.

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Stacy Meyer, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Education
Assistant Dean, School of Education

Office Phone: 951-552-8022
Office Location: Yeager B232

Rachel Timmons, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Education Committee Member

Office Phone: 951-343-4483
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B236

Keith Walters, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Educational Effectiveness, School of Education
Professor of Education

Office Phone: 951-343-4542
Office Location: YCTR B242


Career Possibilities

Elementary education majors can apply their field of study to a variety of education careers. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Multiple Subject Teacher K-12
  • Elementary School Teacher K-6

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