Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

BSEd in Elementary Education

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The BSEd in Elementary Education (with K-9 endorsement) is grounded in the belief that outstanding teachers are prepared for the classroom when they participate in a program that emphasizes high academic achievement, the importance of each child as an individual, and an understanding of the theories of learning and education.

All School of Education undergraduates enter their chosen programs as a cohort of about 20 students. The cohort moves through specific designated courses with selected faculty, creating an active and engaged learning community.

Students gain experiences in school settings beginning in their freshman year. The experiences are designed to prepare students for student teaching, the "capstone" experience of the program. Students have opportunities to work with children in various learning activities in both urban and suburban environments.

Program benefits

  • Attend classes on-site at partner schools, museums, cultural institutions, and community organizations, blending classroom and field experiences.
  • Gain extensive deep experiences engaging with diverse populations, including students with special needs and those labeled as English language learners (all graduates are eligible for ELL endorsement).
  • Continually collaborate with faculty and students at all levels within your chosen specialty through professional learning communities.
  • Earn a certificate to teach worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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