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Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

If your passion is to help children learn, thrive, grow and succeed in a life of learning, this early elementary education degree (P-5) is for you! The major in elementary education program was designed with you in mind, for students who have a calling to be a teacher of young children.

Cumberlands’ elementary education programs will give you an excellent foundation in teaching concepts and instructional methodology. As an elementary education major, you’ll receive quality instruction from professors who have practical teaching experience. You’ll also have access to our instructional media library with its wide range of teaching materials and media resources to help you prepare for classroom success.

While earning your Kentucky elementary education degree, you’ll also have an opportunity for field study during your 12-week practicum at one of several schools within the district.

What Can I Do With An Elementary Education Degree?

When you major in elementary education, you will receive the training and skills you need to:

  • Teach in specific certification areas and levels (elementary, middle school, high school)
  • Work with special education programs
  • Tutor at-risk students
  • Serve in children or youth ministries
  • Become a textbook representative
  • Teach or train employees in large companies
  • Become an educational consultant
  • Teach on military bases or in international schools


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

You know what it’s like to have that one special teacher. Are you ready to inspire others on campus and make your mark on the future through education?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out what UC can do for you! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!


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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.

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 The School of Education at University of the Cumberlands complies with all CAEP standards across programs at the initial and advanced levels.
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