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Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

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What is Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)?

This major prepares you to teach grades 1 through 6. You’ll learn how to teach students subjects like reading and math as well as skills like studying and communicating with others. You'll create lesson plans and develop skills on how to teach fundamental ideas to students. You'll also learn to assess students to test their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. You'll be able to work with them individually to overcome specific learning challenges.

Career Options

  • Educational therapy
  • Elementary education
  • Guidance counseling
  • Middle school education
  • School administration

Post-Graduation Success1

81% employed or continuing education

80% employed after graduation

1% attending graduate school

$39,624 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Lake Forest School District 67, Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54, Naperville Community Unit School District 203

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University, Concordia University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 29 ACT Score

1170 - 1320 SAT Score

3.33 - 3.75 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $30,052
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $49,746
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