Early Elementary Education

MSU's Bachelor of Arts in Early Elementary (P-5) will prepare you to provide quality, research-based instruction to children in primary through fifth grade. You will work with faculty members who have years of experience working in P-12 schools prior to teaching in higher education. Class sizes are kept small so you can closely interact with your professors and other students in the classroom, providing you with opportunities for individual mentoring to support your growth as an educator.

You will learn to assess the developmental and instructional needs of children and will develop skills in planning and implementing appropriate instructional programs for children.

Our graduates demonstrate the ability to provide leadership within their schools, community and the education profession. 

Program Requirements

Admission to Morehead State University, see MSU's admission requirements.

All teacher education candidates must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). View the TEP handbook here.

  1. GPA of 2.75
  2. Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Testing Series
  3. Interview
  4. Completion of required field experience hours
  5. Writing sample
  6. Portfolio
  7. PRAXIS Exams  

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

Career Opportunities

Early elementary education prepares students for teaching careers to children in primary through the fifth grade.

MSU's  Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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