Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, and see what Walden’s BS in Elementary Education program offers to you:

  • A comprehensive path to licensure.
  • An excellent integration of coursework with both virtual and in-person field experience.
  • Preparation for the challenges and rewards of real-world classroom environments.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: February 27, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 115 quarter credits

Limited-Time Offer: 25% tuition discount for eligible students.

 

More about our BS in Elementary Education program

 
  • Curriculum

    In this program, you will complete a variety of courses, including:

    • Living and Learning in a Technological World
    • Child Development
    • Collaboration to Support All Learners
    • Integrating Content and Technology to Enhance Learning

    Additionally, you will also complete a Demonstration Teaching/Seminar, in which you will gain real-world experience and work hands-on in the classroom.
     
  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Elementary Education program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    NCATEThe Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Why earn your BS in Elementary Education at Walden?

 
  • Learn With Leaders

    Walden is the choice for more than 100 state teachers of the year.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Save Time and Money

    Transfer up to 115 of the 181 required quarter credits from previous college coursework.


Licensure:
Walden is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer a program leading to initial licensure in Elementary Education. Candidates must pass the required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLEs) before Walden can recommend candidates to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) for the license. Candidates are responsible for completing any other Minnesota requirements beyond Walden’s state-approved program and MDE is solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing licenses.

Individuals interested in an elementary education licensure in states other than Minnesota may qualify by virtue of completing a state-approved teacher preparation program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.

Testimonials

 
 
 

“Thanks to my Walden education, I am an effective administrator who enjoys facilitating professional development."

Abigail Enz-Doerschner | MSEd Graduate