WHY STUDY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AT TIU?

Training in actual classrooms is a key component of our Elementary Education major. At Trinity, you will complete over 200 hours of field experience prior to your student teaching, which will give you the experience and confidence you need to teach with excellence. Our students are exposed to a variety of elementary school settings and have a reputation for being highly qualified teachers with integrity.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

Elementary education majors now have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades K-12.

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Practical

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PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Elementary Education major prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach elementary students (grades 1-6), and to model Christian values in your profession. Successful Elementary Education graduates are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License for grades 1-6.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Elementary Education majors take 3-4 years to finish their degree.

COURSEWORK

Our education major features strong courses in diversity, special education, and English as a new language so you are prepared to teach the wide range of students who will be in your classroom.

GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLARS

The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.
CAREER OUTCOMES
Elementary School Teacher Curriculum Developer
Principal Teacher’s Aide
School Administrator School Counselor
School Librarian Private Tutor
Some options may require an advanced degree.

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