Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)
Immerse yourself in teaching and prepare for a rewarding career educating children ages 6-14.
Educators play a critical role in shaping our future. With a B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from UND, you will be prepared to teach students in diverse learning environments.
- Program type:
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Elementary Education at UND?
Teaching students is one of the most fulfilling careers. With a B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from UND, you will be eligible to pursue teaching licensure — and make your mark on the future.
As a teacher candidate at UND, you'll study current curriculum, digital technologies, student-centered pedagogies, differentiated instruction and assessment. Multiple field experiences will provide you with additional opportunities for authentic teaching and learning. We also offer the opportunity to student teach anywhere in the United States or abroad.
As the most comprehensive teacher education program in the region, UND offers a wide
range of minors and specialty area concentrations to complement your elementary education
Earn additional teaching credentials through minors in:
- Early Childhood Education
- English Language Learner/Bilingual Education
- Kindergarten Endorsement
- Literacy Education
- Middle School Education
- Special Education
Graduates of the Elementary Education program are well prepared to work with diverse students and within diverse school settings. You will have the confidence, knowledge, skills and dispositions to provide innovative teaching and learning strategies with best practices in curriculum, instruction, digital technology, and assessment.
Accredited Elementary Education Degree
All Teacher Education programs at UND are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board.
Work directly with students in diverse schools and communities.
Develop and teach lessons in authentic learning environments.
Learn and teach with innovative and interactive digital technologies.
Gain insight by presenting and reviewing practice lessons with your peers.
Lead a classroom of your choice as a student teacher.
Spend a semester abroad taking elementary education courses and learning about international education.
*UND Office of Institutional Research
The outlook is promising for jobs in education. There is a teacher shortage across our region and a great need for high-quality elementary teachers in the nation.
With a B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from UND, you'll be on your way to a rewarding career in education. For example:
- Classroom Teacher
- Education Specialist
- School Principal
- School Counselor
- Instructional Coach
When You Major in Elementary Education
An Elementary Education degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Curriculum Development
- Lesson Planning
- Primary Education
- Differentiated Instruction
- Educational Technologies
UND Elementary Education Major Alumni
Elementary Education alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Grand Forks Public Schools
- Bismarck Public Schools
- West Fargo School District 6
- Fargo Public Schools