B.A. in Elementary Education (P-5)

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


Would you like to become an elementary school teacher? Our Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program can train you to work with young learners at elementary schools across the state. Upon graduation, you will meet the requirements for certification to teach kindergarten through fifth grade in Kentucky. Through reciprocal agreements, students should be able to achieve certification in some other states as well.

Available through our Women’s College and online, students must choose at least one area of emphasis within the required courses for elementary education. Some students meet the elementary education degree requirements for a minor while completing their area of emphasis.

Areas of emphasis are available in:

• English/Communication
• Mathematics
• Fine Arts/Humanities
• Social/Behavioral Sciences
• Science

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If you’re ready to learn more about teaching elementary school, check out our elementary education degree program available online or through our women’s college. Contact us to speak with a representative for more information on elementary education, and see how Midway College near Lexington can help you become an elementary teacher who’s ready to change students’ lives.

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 37
Education Major Requirements* 35
Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDU 100) 2
Introduction to Education (EDU 103) 2
Diversity in the Classroom (EDU 104) 1
Technology in the Educational Setting (EDU/CS 201) 3
Societal Issues in Today's Schools (EDU 206) 3
Teaching and Learning I and II (EDU 210 and EDU 360) 6
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education (EDU 315) 3
Human Growth and Development (PSY 260) 3
Student Teaching (EDU 498) 12
P-5 Elementary Requirements* 25
Introduction to Elementary Education (EDU 105) 1
Mathematics for Teachers I (MA 201) 3
Children's Literature and Related Materials (EDU 240) 3
Mathematics for Teachers II (MA 302) 3
Integrating Culture and Diversity into the Classroom (EDU 314) 3
Language Arts Teaching Methods (EDU 316) 3
Reading Teaching Methods (EDU 317) 3
Science and Mathematics Teaching Methods (EDU 318) 3
Social Studies Teaching Methods (EDU 319) 3
Academic Area of Emphasis and Electives * 21
Electives 6
Total 124

*A minimum grade of “C” in each course required for graduation.

A total of 21 hours of courses must be taken to satisfy an area of emphasis. Courses may be used to meet general education requirements and your area of academic emphasis, but student must satisfy upper level course requirement for graduation. You may have more than one area of emphasis but only one is required. Your area of academic emphasis may be met in the following area:

* English/Communications – courses with ENG or COM prefixes (excluding ENG 100).
* Mathematics – College Math, courses with MA prefix (excluding MA 120 (formerly MA 137) and MA 135)
* Fine Arts/Humanities – courses with MUS, ART, HUM, PHIL or REL prefixes.
* Social/Behavioral Studies – courses with SOC, PSY, HIS, SS or GOVT prefixes.
* Sciences – courses with BIO, CHEM, or PSC prefixes.