Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Our Elementary Education program will prepare you to successfully teach in urban schools, classrooms and communities. Your classwork connects theory with real-world experience.

The Elementary Education program is designed for those who want to be certified to teach in grades 1-6. This degree program is field-based, meaning that students are prepared by working in the classroom. Students in this program are also eligible to apply to the Institute for Urban Education. 

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Program Features 

  • Designed to prepare you for teaching certification in Grades 1-6 
  • Classes taught on-campus and in real-life classrooms and partner schools 
  • Students work in all elementary grades while being paired with teachers and schools in both Kansas and Missouri
  • Graduate with a year’s worth of teaching experience 

Program Admissions 

Admissions requirements are available in the UMKC Catalog. To learn more about applying for this program, read about the admission’s process.  

Who benefits from this program? 

  • You benefit: from the beginning of the program, you start discovering the kind of teacher you want to be by actively learning though a carefully scaffolded learning process 
  • The children you teach benefit: throughout the program, you impact children by implementing meaningful culturally responsive learning experiences 
  • The community benefits: as our student, you actively engage with families and communities as a learner and advocate