Elementary Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

You’ll learn to educate the next generation as you prepare for one of the world’s most important professions. CMU’s elementary education students master the basics of teaching math, language arts, reading, science and social studies in classrooms ranging from prekindergarten through eighth grade. You’ll choose from a variety of majors and minors that include early childhood development and learning, reading, integrated science, middle level education, and social studies. Your student teaching options could take you minutes away from campus or to Mexico, Australia and beyond.​​

Students interested in obtaining the Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate must complete the Bachelor of Science in Education degree in the desired level and appropriate content area(s), including the following:

  • Elementary Education
  • Early Child Development & Learning
  • English as Second Language minor
  • French
  • German
  • Integrated Science
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Level Education minor
  • Reading in Elementary Grades minor
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: History
  • Spanish
  • Special Physical Education minor

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Elementary/kindergarten teacher$53,090 per year12% (118,400 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the teacher education website or contact:

Teacher Education and Professional Development
Education Building 421
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-3975
Email: tepd@cmich.edu

Central Michigan University • 1200 S. Franklin St. • Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 • 989-774-4000