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Elementary Education

BA degrees offered in Traditional formats

Teachers play a major role in their students’ lives, whether it’s by introducing them to new ideas, imparting life lessons, or simply encouraging them to be the best person they can be.

About Elementary Education at Lindenwood University-Belleville

At Lindenwood University-Belleville, you’ll learn what it means to become an inspiring, effective teacher when you choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.

Elementary Education Faculty

As highly trained active or retired school superintendents, principals, and teachers, the education faculty at Lindenwood University-Belleville are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals. Their real world experience influences and directs their teaching style and the concepts you’ll learn from them. You’ll also benefit from their strong connections to local school districts and their continued support and guidance even after graduation.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

When you become an elementary education major, you’ll take classes on the psychology of teaching and learning, the analysis and correction of reading disabilities, and the integration of art, music, and movement into elementary education. You’ll gain a broad knowledge base for teaching a variety of elementary and middle school courses, including social studies, mathematics, science, and English.

Successful completion of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s elementary education program qualifies you for entitlement for a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed for Elementary Education 1-6 issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Degree requirements

Accreditation for Lindenwood University-Belleville Education Programs

The Lindenwood University-Belleville Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The university’s School of Education is also a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

What to do with an Elementary Education Degree

The BA in elementary education gives you the tools you need to work with children in grades 1-6. Graduates in education often find employment as elementary or middle school teachers, special education teachers, teacher assistants, reading specialists, and childcare providers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that jobs for elementary school teachers will maintain an average growth rate of six percent through 2024 with an annual median salary of $54,550.

Educators New to Illinois

If you are currently an educator seeking Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), you may be granted an Educator License with Stipulations if your certificate is deficient. Lindenwood University-Belleville offers you four graduate-level courses approved by ISBE to meet these requirements.  The courses are available online.

EDS 53000: Introduction and Methods of Teaching Children with Disabilities in Cross-Categorical Setting

EDS 50305: Methods of Teaching Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication

EDS 50705: Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area

TESOL 54000: TESOL Methods

Contact the Lindenwood University-Belleville Education Department

For more information about the elementary education program at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact the Education Department at (618) 239-6092.


Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226