Elementary Education

Elementary Education Degree at USF

Your Elementary Education degree is the beginning of a rewarding career in teaching. Quality is important at the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota, so all of the education degree programs we offer are accredited. In addition, our Elementary Education graduates receive their state teaching licenses and begin working as teachers in a variety of schools.

If teaching is your calling, the Fredrikson School of Education administrators and faculty will foster a servant-leadership mindset that will serve your future learners well.

Whether you want to work in a Christian school or plan to serve God in your community in other ways, you’ll find the Christian foundation of your USF education degree program meaningful. The truth is that many elementary students, and their families, need teachers who truly care and live Christ’s teachings through their compassion, patience and action – all with the reputation of an accredited Christian university behind you.

Reasons to Earn Your Degree in Elementary Education

 When you study Elementary Education on USF’s campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll find servant leaders and mentors among USF’s Elementary Education faculty. Your USF professors will help you learn and live fully engaged alongside other education degree program students, as a true Christian community of educators.

When you major in Elementary Education at USF, you’ll be prepared for your own classroom and whatever career decisions you make in the future:

  • Teaching skills for immediate placement in a K-8 classroom
  • Content knowledge, professionalism, diversity, specialty training and field experience
  • Ability to work as an evaluator, collaborator, researcher, manager, cognitive mediator and servant leader in the elementary classroom

Elementary Education Degree Options

Earn your degree in Elementary Education at USF, and you’ll build upon your foundation of faith. USF offers several options for specializing your bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education:

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Careers for Those With Degrees in Education

USF’s Elementary Education graduates are well prepared to teach elementary and middle school, and the opportunities to work with children are numerous. In addition, a teaching degree from USF is a perfect foundation for graduate work, which will allow you to pursue other careers such as the following:

Guidance Counselor

Instructional Coach

School Librarian

K-12 Principal

School Psychologist

K-12 Reading Specialist

K-12 School Superintendent

K-12 Technology Education

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