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Graceland’s education degree 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 State Department of Education, 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 Missouri, Kansas, or any other state than Iowa, students will plan their program in accordance with the requirements of the other state.

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is also offered on the Independence, MO campus. Classes for this program are held two nights per week so students can continue working while they finish their coursework.

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

Licensure Disclosures

Education Endorsements

Accredited by the Iowa State Department of Education, Graceland’s teacher education has been cited 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.

  • K-6 Teacher Elementary Endorsement

    Students majoring in elementary education receive a K-6 teacher elementary classroom endorsement. Students also receive additional licensure for their concentration area. Available areas of endorsement for elementary education students include

    • PK-K Early Childhood Education
    • K-8 Art
    • K-12 Athletic Coach
    • K-8 Reading
    • K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate Special Education
    • K-8 Social Studies
    • K-8 English/Language Arts
    • K-8 Health
    • K-8 History
    • K-8 Mathematics
    • K-8 Music
    • K-8 Physical Education
    • K-8 Science (Basic)
    • K-8 Speech Communications
  • Secondary and K-12 Endorsements

    Secondary and K-12 education students major in other subject areas. Available areas of endorsement include

    • 5-12 American Government
    • 5-12 American History
    • 5-12 Art
    • K-12 Athletic Coach
    • 5-12 Biological Science
    • 5-12 Chemistry
    • 5-12 Economics
    • 5-12 English/Language Arts
    • 5-12 Health
    • 5-12 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate Special Education
    • 5-12 Mathematics
    • 5-12 Music
    • 5-12 Physical Education
    • 5-12 Science (Basic)
    • 5-12 Speech Communications

The elementary education program is offered on Graceland’s Independence, Missouri, campus. Students wishing to enroll in this program should be making significant progress in completing an associate’s degree from any community college. With the transfer of an associate’s degree, the completion of the elementary education degree requires two years with a reading endorsement and two-and-a-half to three years with a mild/moderate special education endorsement.

Licensure

All students who successfully complete their elected program and pass the required licensing exams for the state of Iowa will be eligible for Iowa teacher licensure. Graceland’s program and licensure requirements are accredited by the Iowa State Department of Education.

After graduation, you may pursue additional endorsements with Graceland. If interested, contact the Field Office at fieldoffice@graceland.edu.