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

Contact us

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.

Available through: WCSCDON

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 28-40
Education Major Requirements* 58
Introduction to the Teaching Profession EDU 100 1
Introduction to Education EDU 103 2
Introduction to Elementary Education EDU 105 1
Technology in the Educational Setting EDU 201 3
Teaching and Learning I EDU 210 3
Integrating Culture and Diversity into the Curriculum EDU 314 3
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education EDU 315 3
Educational Evaluation Techniques EDU 332 3
Writing and Literacy in the Content Area EDU 338 3
Teaching and Learning II EDU 360 3
Reading and Language Arts Methods EDU 405


Social Studies Teaching Methods EDU 419 3
Science Teaching Methods EDU 421 3
Math Teaching Methods EDU 425 3
Student Teaching EDU 498 12
Mathematics for Teachers I MTH 201 3
Mathematics for Teachers II MTH 302 3
Human Growth and Development PSY 260 3
P5 Content Emphasis 10
Linguistics and History of the English Language ENG 300 3
Principles of Environmental Science ENV 201 3
Principles of Environmental Science Laboratory ENV 202 1
History of the United States Since 1865 HIS 141 3
Electives 12-24
Total 120

*Contact Teacher Education office for specific General Education requirements for this major.
*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.