Why Should I Major in Elementary Education?

By Jessica Meyer

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Are you considering earning a degree in elementary education? A teaching career in elementary education requires hard work, patience and responsibility, but it can be very rewarding. Keep reading to see why you should major in elementary education: 

Share Your Passion for Learning with the Next Generation

An elementary education degree prepares you to share your love of learning with the next generation. It is common for education majors to find that they not only learn from their college program, but also from the students that they teach. You may also find your purpose in special education.

Get Hands-on Experience in the Classroom 

An elementary education program that leads to teacher licensure includes a student teaching component in local schools or educational organizations. Here, you may apply the concepts you learned in the classroom to real life. While completing your student teaching component, you hone your skills on assessing your students’ knowledge when they are engaged in rigorous, enriching and relevant learning experiences. If you are passionate about teaching and learning, and you enjoy designing meaningful and creative lesson plans for diverse learners, then a career as an elementary educator could be a great fit for you.

Flourish into a Highly Effective Educator

If you major in elementary education, the curriculum focuses on critical thinking and communication skills to increase your readiness to become a highly effective educator. In addition, you learn historical issues while exploring contemporary instructional theories. If the thought of teaching grades 1-8 interests you, then an elementary education degree could be the right degree for you to pursue.

Continue Your Education and Pursuit of Lifelong Learning 

If you have a passion for learning, you may want to consider continuing your education and ultimately earning a masters degree. Grand Canyon University offers several masters degrees in education, including a Master of Education in Elementary Education.

If you would like to get more information on Grand Canyon University’s education degrees, visit our website or contact us today using the Request More Information button on this page to explore your opportunities!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.