Elementary Education - Statewide
Specialize in Wonder
Committed, caring elementary school teachers are the foundation upon which lives full of possibilities are built. Great teachers ignite curiosity and instill a love of discovery. They revel in the optimistic energy of their students. And they have the power to change lives. Even now, you probably still remember your favorite primary school teacher.
With your degree in Elementary Education from Ferris, you will be ready to inspire growth in your students. With in-depth classroom study and more than 570 hours teaching in the field, you will have the precise mixture of theoretical knowledge and experience-based skills to approach the everyday unexpected occurrences of an elementary classroom.
Schedule a free appointment with a local Ferris advisor to get started.
Already finished your bachelor's degree? Check out our graduate programs in education.
BUILT AROUND YOU
Subject Matter: Further preparing you for your teaching career, you will specialize in a subject area suited to elementary students. Minor in Language Arts, Science or Math or major in Social Studies (availability of subject matters depends on your location) and obtain your Michigan Elementary Provisional Certification. You may also choose to add the ZS Endorsement to your certification, giving you the opportunity to work with our youngest learners.
Grow Your Career: The need for teachers has never been greater. A declining pool of qualified educators has created urgent job openings across the country.
Your City, Your Degree: You can earn your Elementary Education degree at locations across Michigan, and we've designed our program with your busy schedule in mind, so you can keep your current job while you prepare for the next step.
Save Thousands: We're all about higher education without the higher costs. Thanks to our partnerships with community colleges across Michigan, earning your Ferris State University degree at an off-campus location can save you thousands of dollars. Take many of your courses at your local community college's inexpensive tuition rate and apply them directly to your Ferris degree. Check out our transfer guides for details.
ADMISSION & TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS
This program has been designed as a degree completion program. You will need a minimum number of credit hours to enter this program. Contact a local or online advisor for all of the details.
Our transfer process and community college partnerships will help you maximize the number of credits you bring to Ferris, saving you time and money. Check out our transfer guides to get an idea of what your transfer to Ferris might look like.
Language Arts & Mathematics Minors
Grand Rapids Community College
Lansing Community College
Mott Community College
Southwestern Michigan College
West Shore Community College
More Transfer Options
Language Arts, Mathematics & Science
Social Studies Major