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Gain the skills you need to help shape someone's future. Midway University's education program can get you on the right course and into the classroom for a rewarding career.

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120 Credit Hours
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Campus or Online
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Midway University’s on-campus or online Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education P-5 program can train you to work with young learners in elementary schools.

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.

Once students are accepted at Midway University, they then will need to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.

Program Highlights

Elementary Education students have the option to add-on Learning Behavior Disorders coursework.


Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Median salaries for elementary teachers was $61,350 in May 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at admissions@midway.edu.

Student Testimonial

"When I talk about how much I love Midway, I tell people that Midway feels like family. From admissions and financial aid, to professors and faculty, I never felt like I didn't matter. I always felt like my education was important and that the team at Midway would work to help me accomplish my goals."

Amy Smith '18, Dual Certification in P-5/5-9

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Affordable

Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Our Admissions Team would love to help you get started on your journey to become a MidwayU Eagle. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.
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Featured Faculty
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Faye Deters
Professor of Teacher Education
Chair of Department of Education