Elementary Education (B.S.)

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Elementary Education Degree in Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Elementary Education Bachelor of Science degree in Minnesota is designed to prepare students for a public and private teaching career in grades K-6. These Minnesota teaching degree programs are structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Elementary Education licensure requirements. Students interested in an Elementary Education major without an endorsement must have prior approval from the Teacher Education Department. The student must be accepted into the Teacher Education Department and meet all of the requirements.

Students apply for the Teacher Education Department during Foundations of Education. Students will be required to take the MTLE Basic Skills tests as part of their application to the department. Students who graduate from the Teacher Education department are eligible to apply for a first-time full professional license. In order to do so, students will need to have passed the MTLE Basic Skills, Pedagogy and Content tests.


At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Elementary Education Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

II. General Education - 30 Credits

A. Middle School Communication Arts & Literature Minor - 19 Credits

C. Middle School Science Minor - 18-19 Credits

E. Preprimary Minor - 19 Credits

F. Elementary Education K-6 Only - 16 Credits

Students who want to pursue the K-6 Elementary Education license only must receive approval from the Teacher Education deparment.

Total - 125-130 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of credits needed for graduation would be toward the lower end of the range of total credits.

^ Requires a minimum passing grade of a "C".

Note: Student teaching is eligible for a Christian Service unit.

This program is subject to change based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching licensing revisions.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Elementary Education Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Take the MTLE: Basic Skills

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Elementary Education major.

Junior Year

Senior Year


Following this plan will minimize scheduling problems. Failing to do so may prevent program completion in four years.

1 Must take one World Civilizations and one American Civilization course.

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