Note: This program will be available beginning with the Fall 2024 semester. An application for this program has been submitted to our accreditor and is pending HLC approval.
Help young students develop the knowledge, behavioral, and social skills needed to succeed in their educational journey and beyond with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Baker College is a specialized program designed to prepare students for a career in elementary education and teaching. Candidates for this program will bring in 33 credit hours of general education. This program is aimed at providing aspiring educators with the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences needed to become effective teachers in preschool through grade 6. Candidates may complete this program in two years plus one semester.
- Academic Preparation: covers educational theory, curriculum content, classroom management, and pedagogical techniques. These courses provide a strong foundation in the principles of teaching and learning.
- Specialization: Graduates will be prepared to teach all subjects in preschool through 6th grade.
- Practical Experience: includes over 200 hours of observation and apprenticeship prior to an extensive student teaching experience. This gives candidates hands-on experience working in multiple classrooms under the guidance of experienced educators. This practical experience is invaluable for learning how to apply theoretical knowledge in a classroom setting.
- Certification: Upon completion of the program and the passing of required licensure examinations, graduates will be eligible to be certified by the State of Michigan in two grade bands: Preschool through grade 3, and grade 3 through grade 6.
Why Study Elementary Education
Teaching is a rewarding profession that allows individuals to make a positive impact on the lives of students and society. Many students are drawn to teaching because they want to contribute to the education and development of future generations. For those who have a passion for education and enjoy working with children or young adults, teaching can be a deeply fulfilling career choice.
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The Baker College Accelerated Bachelor of Elementary Education requires 33 transferable semester hours prior to starting. The remainder of the program consists of 87 semester hours, including 38 hours of professional education courses, and 43 hours of subject area content and methods (literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies). The program can be completed in 7 semesters (2 years and 1 semester). This coursework includes over 200 hours of observation and apprenticeship working directly with preschool through 6th grade students. The culmination of the program is a 450 hour supervised student teaching experience.
Introduction to Professional Education Experience
Elementary Literacy I
This program is pending HLC approval. Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
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This program is offered online.
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
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Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
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