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Elementary Education

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Kindergarten - 5th grade)

Did you know?

In the state of Tennessee, getting an Elementary Education license starting at Kindergarten still means you can teach early and upper childhood grades!

There has never been a more important or a more exciting time to consider a career as an elementary school educator. After many years of debate, there is consensus on the brain science that children’s most formative years are their youngest years. That places the teachers of our youngest learners at the most critical point of students’ academic careers. At ground zero for learning, elementary educators teach, nurture, support, and love students as they grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally. College of Education faculty place great emphasis on advocacy for families and children, particularly children from traditionally underserved populations.

Belmont’s College of Education offers two undergraduate degree programs for preparing early and upper elementary educators:

Elementary Education: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, B.A./B.S. (K-5 Licensure)