Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Elementary Education


Whether you want to finish your bachelor’s degree, change your career, or expand your knowledge and earnings horizon, the University of Saint Mary has the Kansas City area’s most flexible and accelerated undergraduate degree-completion program.

If you’re thinking about returning to the classroom, make no mistake: now is the time. In this competitive job market, a college degree is more important than ever.

USM’s adult degree-completion program in elementary education offers the same high level of academic excellence as our traditional day classes.

Our elementary education program is interactive, integrative, and meaningful. When you complete your degree, you’ll be prepared to be a critical and reflective teacher, well-versed in the latest trends in teaching.

You’ll have the knowledge and insight to create a values-based learning environment. And our caring instructors will give you a solid foundation in the political and moral nature of teaching today.

You’ll benefit from small classes, and your advisors are committed to your success. They’ll work diligently with you to arrange a schedule that fits your life.

Is it for you?

  • The University of Saint Mary undergraduate degree-completion program is conveniently located in Overland Park at 4500 College Blvd.

  • It’s a perfect option for anyone with an associate’s degree looking to take the next step, a student with a variety of college under their belt wanting to focus on a major, or a professional looking for continue their education and return to the classroom

  • You do not have to take courses in a particular order. That means if you have a particularly heavy work schedule or personal scheduling issue, you can choose the courses that best fits your schedule

  • It’s flexible. You can opt to go full-time, taking more than one course; or part-time, taking one course at a time

  • USM offers affordable tuition and financial aid. Our undergraduate degree-completion program is an excellent value.

Flexible Scheduling

USM’s accelerated degree-completion program is designed to meet the needs of busy individuals balancing work and family commitments.

We offer:

  • Evening classes that primarily meet one night a week

  • Accelerated 8-week sessions

  • Terms begin five times a year. Start at any term

We recommend that you submit your application materials at least three weeks prior to the start of the term.

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All USM education programs are accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.