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Elementary Education B.S.

Department of TEACHER EDUCATION

Equipping Young Minds

Crown’s Elementary Education degree is the perfect major for those desire to make a difference in the lives of children and/or adolescents, and collaborate with other education professionals. Crown’s Elementary Education degree programs is for those called to teach young children in classrooms for grades K-6 and is structured to meet the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board K-6 licensure requirements.

This major is a great fit for students who have a desire to work with people, make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents, and collaborate with other professionals.

Why study Elementary Education at Crown?

Collaborate with other believers

Work alongside faculty and students who are passionate about education and infuse faith into their work.

Clinical-Based Learning

Teacher candidates are provided experience-based instruction through classroom observations, clinicals, and student teaching. Students integrate theory into practice within a Christ-centered learning environment.

Meaningful Work

Have a deep impact on students, families, and other professionals by approaching the classroom with integrity, compassion, and creativity.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong

Careers

Child Development Specialist
Program Coordinator
Elementary School  Teacher

Advanced Degrees

Master’s in Teaching
Master of Education (MEd)
Ph.D. in Education

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Alexis Jones

Assistant Professor of History + Teacher Education

Dr. Don Bouchard

Professor of English + Teacher Education

Dr. Leslie Mathews

Associate Professor | Chair of Teacher Education

Kayla Kubat

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Concentrations

  • Middle School Communication Arts and Literature Concentration (B.S.)
  • Middle School Math Concentration (B.S.)
  • Middle School Science Concentration (B.S.)
  • Middle School Social Studies Concentration (B.S.)
  • Preprimary Concentration (B.S.)

Preview of Courses

EED 349C - Elementary Literacy Clinical Experience

This course is a clinical experience in which students apply theory to practice in an authentic elementary classroom setting under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Developing effective planning, teaching and guidance skills, professional behavior, and enthusiasm for teaching are also intended outcomes, with an emphasis on literacy development. Meeting standards for licensure is accomplished through various assignments. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

EED 360C - Elementary Content Clinical Experience

This course is a clinical experience in which the students apply theory to practice in an authentic elementary classroom setting under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Developing effective planning, teaching and guidance skills, professional behavior, and enthusiasm for teaching are also intended outcomes. The content areas of mathematics, science, social studies, health, and fine arts methods are addressed in this clinical experience. Meeting standards for licensure is accomplished through various assignments. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

EED 449 - Student Teaching: Elementary School

Direct teaching experience in approved first through grade six classroom (may include Kindergarten). Students observe, participate, plan, and teach in an elementary school.

FAQs

Our faculty to student ratio is 17:1. We intentionally aim to keep our class sizes small. This allows us to maintain academic excellence and strong relationships between faculty and students. At Crown College, every student is a person and not just another number.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at registrar@crown.edu.
Available to all students, our Student Success Office is a great resource for students. Services offered by the Student Success Office are designed to increase academic success and build community. Amanda McDonald serves as our Director of Student Success and is more than happy to meet with any student. For more information, click here.
Yes we have an honors program! For more information on our Honors program click here.
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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