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Elementary Education/Teaching (K-6)

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

55 credits


On Campus

You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective educator within this fully accredited program. The degree meets PELSB 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 completing the program and state licensure requirements, you can positively impact young people as an instructor in K-6 elementary school settings.


Those who have already completed an elementary education teaching degree may complete specific endorsements at CSP:

  • Grades 5–8 Communication Arts and Literature
  • Grades 5–8 Middle School Mathematics
  • Grades 5–8 Social Studies
  • Pre-Primary

Career Paths

Kindergarten Teacher $ 60,490
Elementary Teacher $ 61,690

Program Details

Begin your journey toward 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 PELSB.

One of the final steps in your journey toward 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.


Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.