Move in a new direction with an elementary and early childhood education level change.

Are you a certified secondary education teacher looking for a new career challenge? Earning endorsements to teach elementary students could help open the door to lots of new opportunities.

Our elementary education level change program gives you the chance to learn the skills and teaching methods you’ll need to teach younger children. With classes led by experienced elementary educators, this program combines classroom learning and hands-on field work, giving you the chance to apply what you’ve learned in real-world environments.

Over the course of the program, you’ll complete our elementary studies minor, as well as part of our professional education core that specifically deals with working with elementary students.

After completing this program, you’ll be prepared to take the tests needed to earn your endorsements to teach all subjects in grades K-5 and all subjects in self-contained classrooms for grades K-8. Having those extra endorsements in addition to your secondary teaching certification can help give you a wider range of career opportunities.

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Post-Baccalaureate - Elementary Education - Level Change

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The curriculum at Baker absolutely helped me. I had great instructors, instructors who were educators. Just for teachers to connect with students, it was important to me for those instructors to connect with me.

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