The fall 2016 cohort for Elmhurst's new elementary teacher education program has been filled. Applications will be accepted for Spring Term 2017.
Information on the old elementary education program is available here.
Elmhurst College’s innovative new program in elementary teacher education prepares students for licensure to teach in grades one through six. The two-year program is designed as a major for juniors and seniors with a minor in a high-need area of education.
Students in the new program begin their in-school clinical experiences early in their education, with close supervision and coordination from faculty. Courses are offered together in term-length “blocks,” with each block devoted to a different grade level or teaching experience.
Because of its two-year “block” design, the program works especially well for transfer students from community colleges.
Each block of courses is co-taught by a team of faculty members who also coordinate courses and fieldwork and supervise students in their prearranged school sites. Students in the program complete a minor in one of four high-need areas: