Elementary EducationBachelor of Arts

Why study Elementary Education at Gustavus?

The Gustavus Elementary Education program prepares you to lead inclusive and innovative classrooms. You will begin observing and participating in practicum teaching experiences as soon as you enter the program. Graduates teach students across the country and around the world, with 90% of students placed in teaching jobs upon graduation.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Elementary and Secondary Education will be on your class schedule.

  • EDU-230Social Foundations of Education and Student Needs
  • EDU-370Kindergarten Methods and Materials
  • EDU-392K-6 Elementary Directed Teaching
  • EDU-246Science for Elementary Educators I
Allison Laux ’24, Education Major

When I enter an education class, I immediately feel like I belong with my peers and that my professor is there to help me learn to the best of my potential.

Allison Laux ’24, Education Major

What can I do with a degree in Elementary Education?

The Elementary Education major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational Policy
  • Training
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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