There are two options available for students who are interested in EIU's Elementary Education major: the General option and the Middle School option.
The General option in Elementary Education at EIU is tailored for students anticipating careers in self-contained elementary classrooms. This option will lead to a standard elementary (K-9) certificate emphasizing preparation for K-6 classrooms with a chosen concentration in English, foreign language, fine arts, science, social science or mathematics. Students who select this option will take 15 semester hours in their chosen concentration.
The Middle School option is designed for students who anticipate careers teaching in grades 4-8, in departmentalized classrooms, or in multi disciplinary middle school settings through grade 8. This option will lead to a standard elementary (K-9) certificate with subject area endorsement. Students who select the Middle School option will select an 18-semester hour core subject area concentration from English, science, mathematics, or social science.
Four Year Degree Plan
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
Master of Science in Elementary Education