Elementary Education

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Bachelor of Arts
Major
School of Education
Three- or Four-Year Degree

Overview

Dive into the world of elementary education through extensive mentoring, helpful supervision by engaged faculty, and field opportunities at diverse schools. Our comprehensive approach prepares graduates to face any challenge the education field may offer. Students emerge with the skills and temperament that are key to effective teaching in an elementary classroom environment.

Who It's For

If you’ve always hoped to make a major difference by working with the youngest minds in our education system, this program is the right fit for you. You’ll earn the experience and credentials you need to begin your journey as an educator.

Key Benefits

  • Develop your skills through valuable mentorship. Our faculty supports students through individualized attention and constructive feedback.
  • Learn by doing. Student-teaching placements outside of Westminster’s classroom—and inside actual elementary school settings—build your confidence and skill set.

How Long It Takes

  • Students who follow the traditional path can finish in four years.
  • Students who also complete two summer sessions can finish the program in three years via Westminster’s Fast Track, joining the workforce sooner with a full bachelor’s degree and teaching license.
"I will never forget my experiences with Westminster’s School of Education. My peers and the faculty were like family, and provided unwavering support. At Westminster, I was guided toward greatness and opportunity."
Bettina Oesch ('14)
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Career Opportunities

Students gain from our strong, longstanding relationships with school districts and administrators in our area. Beginning in March of your final semester, our Career Center will arrange on-campus interviews for local school districts.

Potential Careers

Be highly sought-after among elementary schools in the local and surrounding communities. Many of our graduates secure teaching positions well before graduation.

"I made life-long friends, and I signed a contract before I even finished classes at Westminster."

Harmony Nipper ('14)
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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$14,042 ($7,021 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2018–2019)

  • Tuition: $34,000
  • Room: $5,526
  • Board: $3,164

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$27,834 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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