Elementary Education Undergraduate Program

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Teach in elementary school

Become an effective elementary teacher for grades 1-6. Prepare for the teaching field in our certified, accredited program.

Choose from student teaching options that ready you for your career.

Degree options

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Degree plan

Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.

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Degree plan

Explore resources that help you transfer to Missouri State.

Consider an accelerated master’s degree

Increase your future job options and salary potential.

In the accelerated path, you can start on your master’s degree as you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Why major in elementary education at Missouri State?

  • Learn, grow and develop in the largest elementary education program in the state. 
  • Take your pick of traditional student teaching, or join our Internship Academy.
  • Connect with our qualified faculty and staff members. Learn from faculty who are experts in their fields.
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Careers and outcomes

Be the teacher every student wants to have.

Approval and accreditation

Reach your full potential in a program that’s held in high regard throughout the state and nation.


  • Missouri State Board of Education


  • Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


  • Association for Childhood Education International

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