Elementary Education Major

The Department of Education offers an undergraduate major in elementary education. The Elementary Program prepares students to teach grades 1-6 and requires course work in three areas: general education, professional elementary education, and a second academic major. Washington University's teacher education programs qualify a student for certification to teach in the public schools. On the recommendation of the Department of Education, the Missouri State Department of Education will issue a teaching certificate to an individual who successfully completes a Washington University teacher preparation program. Once a student has been certified to teach in Missouri it is possible to transfer certification to other states, although additional work may be needed.


Certification Requirements for Elementary Education

Program Requirements

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