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Online Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Learn what it takes to give children in elementary school settings — Kindergarten through 5th grade — a brighter start with a Bachelor in Elementary Education degree online from University of the Cumberlands.

This online undergraduate degree program 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 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. We offer 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).

As a School of Education student in the online K-5 elementary education degree program, you will build 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 elementary teacher online degree program.

What can I do with an Online Elementary Education degree?

 After graduation, potential careers can be found in:

  • Teach students in your certification area and level (elementary)
  • Work with special education programs
  • Tutor at-risk students
  • Serve in children’s or youth ministry
  • Become a textbook representative
  • Teach or train employees in large companies
  • Become an educational consultant
  • Teach 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?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out what UC can do for you!

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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.