Teaching: Make a difference

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children, the University of Saint Mary elementary education program is perfect  for you.

At USM, our elementary education program is one of the most esteemed in the region.  Experienced faculty members mentor and guide you throughout the program providing individual attention to each candidate.  Inspiring, thought-provoking classes provide you with a means to:

  • Learn techniques to engage children in grades kindergarten to six in high interest academics, preparing them to meet the challenges of the future

  • Become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers

  • Teach content to children in meaningful lessons infused with current educational research and 21st century skills

  • Possess professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions

  • Enter the education field as a well-respected professional

Professors routinely engage students in small group and one-on-one settings.  Clinical experiences are a “hands-on” approach that immediately provides multiple opportunities for students to put theory into practice in school settings.  Graduates move on to earn teaching positions as a result of USM’s solid reputation for preparing quality, professional educators equipped with innovative, best-practices.

For candidates who want to teach students in grades 6-12, consider our secondary education degree program.