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Online Elementary Education Degree


Learn what it takes to give children in elementary school settings — Kindergarten through 5th grade — a brighter start with an online bachelor’s elementary education degree from University of the Cumberlands.

This online elementary education degree was designed with working adults like you in mind. With the exception of field/clinical hours and student teaching, it will give you the courses you need to earn your online elementary education degree on your schedule. Through this combination of professional education and liberal arts courses, our K-5 elementary education program will prepare you for success with a well-rounded body of knowledge and competencies.

We understand that your passion for teaching might be more specific to an individual emphasis. That’s why our online elementary education degree offers four different elementary education teaching concentrations to choose from:

  • English/Communications
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Social and Behavioral Studies
  • Special Education*

*The special education emphasis provides dual teaching certification in special education (P-12) and elementary education (P-5).

If you’ve been searching for an online college for elementary education degree program that best meets your needs, you found it. As a School of Education student in the K-5 online elementary education degree program, you will build the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies that will assist you in finding employment and succeeding as an educator in a public or private school. Online course delivery, high-quality instruction, an accessible support system, the flexibility to advance at a pace that accommodates your life, and a vibrant learning community are all hallmarks of our K-5 online elementary education degree.

What can I do with an elementary education degree?

 Have you been wondering “what can I do with an elementary education degree”? With a degree in elementary education, career opportunities are everywhere. Elementary education degree jobs can be found:

  • Teaching students in your certification area and level (elementary)
  • Working with special education programs
  • Tutoring at-risk students
  • Serving in children’s or youth ministry
  • Representing textbook or learning institutions
  • Training employees in large companies
  • Working as an educational consultant
  • Teaching on military bases or in international schools

You know what it’s like to have that one special teacher. Are you ready to inspire the next generation and make your mark on the future through education? Think an online elementary education degree is the right move for your career goals?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out what an online bachelor’s elementary education degree from University of the Cumberlands can do for you! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!

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