Education - Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program is ideal for individuals who are passionate about making a difference through teaching young children and want to become change agents in education. The program prepares highly qualified teachers for work in diverse school settings in Early Childhood through Grade Six. Graduates of the Elementary program earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.) and prepare for the Elementary Generalist certification. Supplemental certification may be added in English as a Second Language or Gifted and Talented Education or Special Education.

The School of Education offers a unique experience for Teacher Education majors. Unlike other programs, Baylor's School of Education offers seven semesters of hands-on experience in the classroom. The program builds upon the classroom knowledge and the students are given increasing responsibility each semester. By the students' senior year, they are teaching full time during the fall and spring semesters. Several schools in Waco partner with the Baylor School of Education to provide field experience for Teacher Education majors.

Other available School of Education programs include:

  • Middle Grades
    • English, Language Arts and Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology
    • Business (BBA)
    • English, Language Arts, and Reading
    • Health Science Studies
    • History
    • Life Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Sciences
    • Social Studies
  • All Level
    • Spanish
    • Special Education
  • Certification Programs
    • Deaf Education (BSED)
    • English as a Second Language
    • Gifted and Talented
    • Music Education (BME)
    • Physical Education All Level 

Teacher Certification is also offered through Math, Biology, History, Family Sciences and Health Science Studies majors.

Education majors can participate in four study abroad opportunities. All trips involve working in host-country schools alongside a Baylor School of Education faculty member.

For more information: Elementary Education