A degree in Elementary Education can lead to a great career teaching children! Earn your bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University Shreveport.
A bachelor’s degree in elementary education prepares classroom teachers for grades 1-5. Students are also trained to teach in regular education and special education classrooms. The elementary education major will be fully prepared to take the Praxis exam in elementary education up on completion of the program.
LSUS provides personal instruction, hands-on experiences, and a comprehensive curriculum to excel in elementary classrooms. You’ll take a wide variety of classes—from the basics of math, social studies, and language arts to learning how to plan, lead and evaluate a classroom. You’ll also have multiple opportunities to work in real classrooms prior to graduation.
As a teacher in the field of elementary education, you’ll be working with kids who are going through rapid change and growth, helping them to develop into caring, helpful, and strong individuals. LSUS’ program provides the real-world experience you need to prepare for this role, getting you into the classroom as early as your first year. From simply observing to teaching lessons, you’ll feel comfortable when your time to manage a classroom arrives.
“My academic studies at LSUS were always very rigorous, which definitely prepared me to balance the world load as an educator. The professors that I was fortunate to have were very down-to-earth people with high expectations, which I admired greatly.”Spencer Kiper, M. Ed., STEM Enrichment EducatorElm Grove Middle School in Bossier City, Louisiana2019 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year
The Louisiana State University Shreveport Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP's evidence-based accreditation assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
The Pilot Education Center is a state-of-the-art learning environment for future educators at all levels. Textbook and techonology resources abound in a simulated classroom environment. The Center also includes the Praxis Lab and Curriculum Resource Center.
The Teacher Education Program: Admission & Retention - or TEPAR for short - is a secondary admissions process that education majors must apply for in their sophomore year. If accepted, applicants can continue onward in the program to receive their degree in education. Read more about TEPAR here.
Schools always need teachers, and the School of Education at LSUS will make sure you step into your career prepared. No matter what grade you are headed into, you’ll be ready to take on a position in public schools, private schools, agencies, community programs or child care.
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