Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

College of Education|Academic Programs|Elementary & Literacy Education

Do you want to be a teacher? Great! Our regionally recognized Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education programs, whether you choose in-person or online, can get you licensed and ready to teach in diverse elementary classrooms and make a difference in students’ lives. Contact us for more information on the exciting career field of elementary teaching and our delivery formats today.

Choose the right path for you to earn your Minnesota K-6 teaching license.

B.S. in Elementary Education (In-person)

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The B.S. in Elementary Education in Mankato is designed to prepare elementary teaching candidates to thrive as leaders in 21st-century classrooms. Enrolling in this program will allow you to connect with other like-minded individuals who have similar goals and values.

B.S. Elementary Education (Online)

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Our two-year online program is designed with flexibility for working professionals and students in mind. Enrolling in this program will allow you to connect with other like-minded individuals who have similar goals and values.

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Learn About the B.S. in Elementary Education Programs

The B.S. Elementary Education in-person and online programs prepares students to develop necessary skills, knowledge and dispositions to become culturally responsive teachers who create socially just classrooms for all learners. You will be recommended for K-6 teaching licensure after Bachelors.

Reasons to Choose a B.S. in Elementary Education Programs

Whether you want a traditional in-person learning experience at our Mankato campus, or if you want to take your courses from anywhere that is convenient for you, have daytime jobs, family or other life responsibilities, we offer the right program that meets your needs.

Application and Program Requirements for Elementary Education

Welcome to the Elementary Education Application Process. Your journey to nurturing the young for a bright future starts here.

Licensure for Elementary Education

Minnesota State University, Mankato urges all program completers to apply for Minnesota licensure as soon as they meet all requirements.

Elementary and Literacy Education Faculty and Staff

View the faculty and staff of Elementary and Literacy Education in the College of Education.