The School of Education's programs are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and have received continuing approval by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
FAST FACTS: B.S. Elementary Education Degree Completion
* Tuition rates are for the 2019-20 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2018-19 tuition rates.
Our Elementary Education Degree Completion Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and disposition required to be successful in a variety of elementary education settings. All of our courses are taught by highly qualified instructors with current classroom experience.
Through fieldwork and student teaching opportunities, students gain valuable experience working with culturally diverse groups of elementary students and have the ability to connect with school leaders and other stakeholders in the education field.
The Elementary Education Degree Completion Program is intended for individuals who have an associate's degree and would like to complete their bachelor's degree. The program allows students to earn their B.S. in Elementary Education and the Minnesota K-6 teaching license.
Program completion time will vary based on type of associate's degree earned and applicable transfer credits. See the curriculum page for specific details.
If you have your bachelor's degree and are interested in earning your teaching license, our Graduate Teaching Licensure program would be a perfect fit for you.
Offered at our St. Paul campus, conveniently located along the Green Line in downtown St. Paul, the program features a hybrid format of online and on-campus classes, allowing students to continue working while completing their degree. Classes take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday. Twenty to 50 hours of field experience required per semester. The final semester requires a 14-week student teaching experience.
A program coordinator is located on-site at the St. Paul campus and is available to help guide students through the program. The cohort model provides students the chance to learn with, and from, a group of peers as they progress through the program.
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"I was blessed to be a part of the CSS community. I gained great career experience in my field while getting taught by hospitable and caring professors. I am grateful to have received my teaching education from CSS."
– Taylor Mundis, '19