The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is a traditional, 4-year program on-campus, at West Virginia University in Morgantown. This program will prepare students to earn teacher certification in multi-subjects, grades K-6, upon graduation along with a bachelor's degree.
Students are trained to be outstanding elementary educators, requiring 4 semesters of work in schools before the final, student teaching semester. That means A LOT of experience…over 600 hours!
Another thing to consider, students could begin teaching after graduation and earn a variety of Master’s degrees WHILE they are working! You could earn a graduate degree in a variety of areas, like Special Education, Literacy Education, School Counseling, Advanced Elementary Education, Higher Education Administration, and more. You can choose to be an expert in a specific field this way, which makes you very marketable. Also, because we know working professionals have tight schedules, many of our graduate programs are online!
Please see the Admission Requirements page for more information about applying for this program!
We welcome you to apply for the BA Elementary Education Class of 2020! Spots are filling fast!
NOTE TO UPCOMING SOPHOMORES: With a few extra classes you may still be eligible to graduate in 4 years. Contact BGLefevre@mail.wvu.edu in the CEHS advising office to see how you might transition to this new program.