Kindergarten teaching working with students while they paint

Elementary Education, B.S.

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College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

Coeur d'Alene
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Responsibility in Education

Learn to teach basic subject areas to diverse groups of children in kindergarten through eighth grade and gain on-the-job skills with three practicum experiences in elementary classrooms and one semester of student teaching under the supervision of experienced teachers. Upon graduation you are eligible to take certification exams for the state in which you want to work. 

Fast Facts

  • Degree is offered on the Moscow and Coeur d'Alene campuses.
  • Recruitment and retention of high quality students though rigorous admission, continuation, and exit criteria.
  • Preparation of teachers in a standards driven, integrated, and field-based program.
  • A year of practicum teaching and a semester of student teaching is required for graduation and certification.
  • Teacher in grades K-8


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement Our students get jobs!
Degree Roadmap To review coursework for a B.S. in Elementary Education please review the 2013-2014 General Catalog. 
Degree Prep

To be successful as a teacher in elementary education. You should also be creative, energetic and enthusiastic. When considering a career in education, ask yourself these questions: 

  • Do you enjoy and get energized working with children?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Have you mastered the basic reading, writing and critical thinking skills required to interest and inspire students?
  • Do you enjoy learning and helping young people learn?
  • Do you want to work hard, be challenged and receive rich emotional rewards?
Scholarships Students can get assistance through the Financial Aid office for more available scholarships.
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Hands-On Learning You will have many opportunities to gain valuable firsthand experience working with children in a variety of settings. Admission to the teacher education program requires 20 hours of service-learning, and a year of practicum teaching, and a semester of student teaching is required for graduation and certification.
Internships All students must complete a student teaching internship before completing their degree. Learn more about student teaching internships.