Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Elementary Education
USD 33,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* annual full-time rate
Loras College offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education leading to licensure in early childhood education, elementary education, and instructional strategist (special education). In these programs, students work with full-time professors and outstanding practitioners from area schools and agencies.
The Elementary Education major is designed to get students out into schools and working with children as soon as they begin their coursework. Professional Development Schools (PDS) and other school-based partnerships offer students opportunities to work directly with partner educators in their classrooms to develop the skills and best practices that today’s teachers need.
The Loras College Teacher Education program incorporates a mediated and supported induction into the profession of teaching through reciprocal partnerships with area schools, including schools that serve as Professional Development Schools for our students across their coursework. These experiences offer students opportunities to work with partner faculty in their classrooms in order to learn and apply relevant skills prior to student teaching.
Beginning in their first education course, students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions based on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards. All courses throughout the program set the foundation for the cumulative digital employment portfolio, which is finalized during student teaching.
Accreditation of the Teacher Education Program
The Teacher Education Program is approved by the State of Iowa and holds membership in the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Teacher Licensure Programs
Students must work closely with their advisors and the licensure officer in designing an appropriate program of study. All professional education courses that support the various teaching specializations are offered through the Teacher Education Program. The following table lists the State of Iowa-approved teaching licensure programs available at Loras College.
Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards
- Learner Development
- Learning Differences
- Learning Environments
- Content Knowledge
- Applications of Content
- Planning for Instruction
- Instructional Strategies
- Professional Learning and Ethical Practice
The Teacher Education Program at Loras College is committed to developing teachers who demonstrate and advocate for best educational practice, innovate through their use of technology to support student learning, and seek experiences that deepen and broaden their knowledge of students’ needs in the 21st-century classroom. The Loras College Division of Education is accredited by the State of Iowa.
After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
- Elementary School Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Music Teacher