Elementary Education Program Overview
For the person who likes children and teens, few career options offer more challenging and rewarding opportunities than elementary teaching.
Nurturing the learning of grade school children serves not only children, but their parents and society as well. Elementary teachers must receive sound preparation to be prepared for opportunities to influence the lives of others so profoundly.
The program at the University of Providence prepares prospective elementary teachers for successful teaching at kindergarten through 8th grade levels by providing thorough and balanced education in both teaching methods and content knowledge. Many of our graduates are heavily recruited by schools around the region because they are well-rounded and highly motivated teachers. Our candidates begin working in elementary classrooms as freshmen and take courses that allow them to apply what they are learning directly to real-life elementary classrooms every year they are in college. In addition to engaging new courses, Elementary Education and Health and Physical Education will have a focus of trauma and restorative practices embedded through ten courses to help candidates prepare to serve students who have experienced trauma and create restorative classroom communities.