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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts


Elementary Education majors at CSP learn advanced teaching methods including how to help students develop healthy learning habits, manage classroom environments, and navigate the future of education. As a K-6 educator, you have the responsibility and privilege of helping students in some of their most formative years.


Program Length

58 credits


On Campus

You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective educator within this fully accredited program. The degree meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for teaching credentials. To earn those credentials, students must also pass standardized examinations of content and pedagogy.

Becoming a teacher is more than a career. Upon completion of the program and state licensure requirements, you can positively impact young people as an instructor in K-6 elementary school settings.

Program Details

Begin your journey towards becoming a teacher in one of Minnesota’s most prestigious education programs. CSP’s education department has been equipping students with the tools to become effective communicators and influential instructors for nearly 60 years.

Teachers are deeply important to the success of society as a whole and are required to be proficient in a wide range of skills. Educational psychology, teaching methodology, classroom management, and language development are all part of the valuable skill set that you’ll acquire.

CSP’s education program is widely recognized as one of the finest in the state of Minnesota and within the Concordia University System. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching. 

One of the final steps in your journey towards becoming a teacher is student teaching. Student teaching offers direct teaching experiences in the classroom that help you develop the understanding, skills, and dispositions necessary for success. After completing your time as a student teacher and finishing licensure requirements, you can step into any number of roles as a K-6 educator.

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Student Outcomes

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

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career support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.


CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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