Elementary Education

Become a Teacher in the K-7 Environment

In today’s diverse education environment, teachers in the elementary classroom work closely with parents, peers, administrators and the community to ensure that students are given the opportunity to learn. The elementary education specialization at NCU is an undergraduate articulation program designed for Rio Salado College students interested in completing their bachelor degree at NCU. The elementary education specialization emphasizes the leadership skills necessary to succeed in the classroom and includes field experiences in technology and assessment in the elementary classroom. The program provides courses that enhance your knowledge, competency and professional skill sets needed in today’s K-7 classroom environment.

The NCU Difference

At Northcentral University, we understand that today's educators and administrators face new challenges every day and must commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning to keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape. NCU’s School of Education helps prepare students to meet these challenges by providing stimulating, relevant and career-focused bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in education. We are committed to providing a premier education for our students, and NCU holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.

“For a person to share their knowledge, in order for others to avoid mistakes, is a priceless gift. NCU’s one-to-one learning model caught my eye. I could go at my own pace.” – Jennifer Evans, Master of Education (2015)

*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
30 10 20 months

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Bachelor of Education Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply current instructional practices using technology to enhance learning in the diverse K-12 environment using technology.
  • Examine theoretical and research models that support ethical and professional educational practice.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for supporting and improving instructional practices.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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