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Elementary Education (K-6)

Students who major in elementary education (K-6) become licensed to teach grades K-6. This degree option was created in response to a high demand for more qualified kindergarten teachers throughout the state, and it provides a more streamlined process for students to become qualified to teach a wider range of grades.

Utah State’s program in elementary education is unique in that students have the opportunity to work with children starting their first year in the program rather than waiting until their junior year, which is typical at other universities. By the time students graduate, they will have spent more than 600 hours in eight different practicum experiences.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is ranked 5th in the nation among colleges of education in external research dollars.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Differential Tuition

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.

Students who major in elementary education are qualified to be licensed to teach grades K-8 and highly qualified to teach K-6, based on federal standards for “No Child Left Behind.”

Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.