Elementary Education at SIUE
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
- Teacher Licensure: Grade 1-6 in the State of Illinois
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the elementary education field is expected to grow 12 percent through 2022 and teacher education programs at SIUE have an exceptional record of preparing highly effective early childhood, elementary, middle level, special education and secondary education teachers. Our graduates also pursue careers as literacy specialists, teacher leaders, principals, superintendents, and training and organizational development specialists in both corporate and nonprofit sectors.
SIUE’s teacher education programs foster teacher candidates’ ability to understand and meet professional responsibilities by modeling respect and value for diversity. Faculty members create and engage their students in practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect while valuing the forms of diversity that exist in society, and their importance in learning and teaching. The School of Education, Health and Human Behavior teacher education programs are dedicated to supporting all teacher education candidates regardless of their economic or social status and advocates for the rights of students free from discrimination based on race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability or age.