Elementary Education

In addition to becoming professionals at teaching grades K-6, you will choose one of these endorsements: Middle School Communications Arts & Literature, Middle School Math, Middle School Science, Middle School Socials Studies, Pre-Primary, or Elementary Ed K-6.

In order for you to be accepted into the Elementary Education degree program, you must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills in reading, writing and mathematics. (This will take place during your Sophomore year.)

Why choose Elementary Education studies at Crown?


  • Gain valuable classroom experience.


  • Explore and develop your personal pedagogy to take into the workforce


  • Learn best practices while simultaneously providing a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

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Be a role model.

Every kid needs someone they can look up to. A lot of young students are inspired by their school teachers. In the teacher education department, it’s our goal to spread the light and love of Jesus Christ by setting examples through our interpersonal skills, lifelong pursuit of knowledge and professional disposition. For the aspiring teacher who wants to show the riches of learning to young people, this is for you. Are you ready to change the world?

Personalize It

Select an endorsement that will focus your degree on your specific passion. Most of these endorsements are specifically for Middle School (MS).


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  • Middle School Communication Arts Endorsement

    Literature and art are building blocks of culture. Teaching them to the next generation is a high calling. This program merges the best of our teacher education resources and the best of our humanities courses to help prepare you to be a leader in the classroom for grades 5-12. It’s structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature licensure requirements.

  • Middle School Math Endorsement

    Learning math can be difficult. It’s a fact. That’s why we need expert teachers to show young learners how to navigate logic problems with ease.


  • Middle School Science Endorsement

    The wonders of biology, chemistry, and physics are all around us. It just takes a good teacher to help realize it’s there. This minor will prepare you to show middle school students the wonders of scientific study.

  • Middle School Social Science Endorsement

    Go deeper into your study of global studies and culture. Teach the next generation the value of social studies while enjoying the fascinating and evolving topic yourself!

  • For aspiring teachers who have a passion for teaching children before kindergarten. This very rewarding minor will prepare you to empower and impact very young learners.

Sarah Schroden of Crown College


I love Crown’s teacher ed program because we are a team. The professors are more caring and intentional than I ever thought possible, and my classmates have been the dictionary definition of collaboration. The program provides me with so much practice and experience while still helping me feel supported.


Sarah Schroden

Elementary Education


You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Elementary Ed majors have boundless opportunities.


TED Tips (Teacher Education Department) Presentations per year


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TED Tips

TED Tips is a chance for senior teacher education majors to explore different aspects of pedagogy in the classroom. Seniors then present their findings of what worked, what did not, and how it will affect the way they teach in their future classroom. This is an excellent opportunity to find practical ways to improve the classroom environment, all while enjoying a tasty dessert!


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You may pair any minor with any major. Here are some minors that may pair well with this major:

1The Core Curriculum requirements of ENG 131 – English Composition and ENG 132 – Writing and Literature cannot fulfill an English elective.

1Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC. Select no more than one course from each area.

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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

What Will I Study?

  • Children’s Literature
  • Elementary Fine Arts Methods
  • Elementary Math Concepts and Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies Methods
  • Elementary Literacy Practicum
  • Elementary Reading Methods
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Elementary Science, Health and P.E. Methods
  • Elementary Content Practicum
  • Kindergarten Methods
  • Kindergarten Practicum
  • Student Teaching: Elementary School
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Social Studies Education, B.S.

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