Associate of Arts in Elementary Education

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The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education will equip you with the liberal education and elementary education prerequisites you need to easily transition into the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. The curriculum encompasses core courses that emphasize world understanding; scientific and analytic curiosity; artistic and creative imagination; and communication and language fluency — all valuable knowledge you need in the field. This program also makes it easy for you to move into the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, where you will receive your initial certification to work in public or private school systems. 

Note: The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education does not lead to initial teaching certification. Students wishing to be certified must transition to the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. 

Duration: 4 semesters
Start term: Fall and spring
Class type: Online
Location: Online

Student opportunities 

  • Take your courses 100% online, and earn your education in a way that best fits your schedule
  • Easily transition to the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and receive your initial teaching certification

Potential careers 

  • Day care teacher
  • Preschool teacher
  • Transition to a Bachelor’s Degree program
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle Grades Education
    • Special Education

Related programs

  • College of Education

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

    Undergraduate / BS
  • College of Education

    Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education

    Undergraduate / BS
  • College of Education

    Bachelor of Science in Special Education

    Undergraduate / BS