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Elementary EducationMajor

Our program provides 800+ hours of classroom experience before you graduate. You’ll gain a wealth of experience in the local school systems with experienced educators as mentors.


What is Elementary Education at WVU like?


The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is a traditional on-campus teacher education program. This program prepares you to earn teacher certification in multi-subjects, grades K-6, upon graduation, along with a bachelor's degree.

We train you to be an outstanding elementary educator and require four semesters of work in schools before your final, student teaching semester.

Elementary Education program highlights:

At a Glance

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What makes Elementary Education at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

The Program Evaluation and Research Center (PERC) prepares future researchers in the broad field of education by engaging students in the design, preparation, funding and implementation of applied research and evaluation.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Most students become elementary education teachers in West Virginia or one of the surrounding states. Many also pursue graduate study in Elementary Education, Counseling, Literacy Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology and other areas.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Elementary Education major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Elementary Education at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Elementary Education major.

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Popular Courses

C&I 365:
Dance and Movement in PK-12 Schools

This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and potential of standards-based dance education as integration as a fine art.

EDUC 200:
Professional Inquiry in Education

An examination of students' preconceptions about education and their socialization process relative to the following: aims and purposes of public education, students as learners, curriculum, instruction.

SPED 460:
Differential Elementary Instruction

Strategies for individualizing instruction for diverse learners in core content/tool skills for grades K-6, including universal design for learning, response to intervention, curriculum modifications, specialized interventions, ongoing assessment, and co-planning and co-teaching processes.

Cost and Aid

How much does Elementary Education at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $409
Per Semester $4,908
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,816
Per Credit $1,115
Per Semester $13,380
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,760
Per Credit $1,115
Per Semester $13,680
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,360
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Elementary Education has transfer articulation agreements with:

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What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Elementary Education major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. They also must meet the following admission requirement. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

For admission to the Elementary Education program:
  • GPA: 2.50

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