Undergraduate Programs

Graceland's teacher education program is noted for excellence in providing a technology emphasis, psychological and sociological foundations, and learning theory. Beginning in the sophomore year, coursework is balanced by extensive field experiences in both public and private schools. Candidates also have the option for international student teaching placements.

Accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Gleazer School of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, which leads to licensure in the state of Iowa in several endorsement areas. Secondary Education students on the Lamoni campus pursue a degree in their field of study and take education coursework for teacher licensure. When planning to teach in a state other than Iowa, students will plan their program in accordance with the requirements of the other state.

Our program is flexible and provides several options for students wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in teacher education:

Lamoni Campus

A full residency program is offered on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus for traditional students. This enables students to take part in the many activities offered on campus. Classes are offered at various times during the week, and instructors are available for one-on-one assistance during their scheduled office hours. Education students have the extra benefit of their own computer lab housed in the School of Education department, with technology assistance available as needed.

Lamoni Campus
Toll Free: 800-859-1215
Phone: 641-784-5391
Fax: 641-784-5481

Additional Campus Locations

Adult learners, who might be employed and/or have family responsibilities, have the option of completing their degree in conveniently scheduled evening classes at campuses in Independence, Missouri and Trenton, Missouri. Students wishing to enroll in this program should be making significant progress in completing an associate degree from any community college. With the transfer of an associate degree, the completion of the elementary education degree requires two years with a reading endorsement, and two and one-half to three years with a mild/moderate special education endorsement.

Each campus has a staff member who is available to answer your questions and to help you choose the academic program that best satisfies your educational needs.

NCMC Campus (Trenton, Missouri)
Jeanie Gibson
Site Director
660-359-3948, ext. 1288

Independence Campus (Independence, Missouri)
Jan Jones
Site Director
816-833-0524, ext. 4745

Please contact us for more information. We'd love to hear from you and hope to see you soon!