For over ten years, Graceland University has offered an undergraduate major in Elementary Education on our campus in Independence, Missouri. In that time, we have graduated almost 400 students prepared to lead rewarding lives in the teaching profession.
Our program has been carefully crafted to create an innovative, flexible and nurturing environment for our students. Since many students are of non-traditional age, we designed our program so that students can work while earning their degree. We have also worked hard to establish partnerships with many of the area school districts so that students can usually find opportunities to student teach in their preferred districts. Of course, quality is always at the forefront of what we do and we are proud that our programs are accredited by NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) whose rigorous standards match the standards of excellence we have.
An Iowa undergraduate elementary education licensing degree with endorsements in either Reading or K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education.(Special Education endorsement fulfills requirements to obtain a Missouri K-12 Multi-categorical initial professional certificate.)
Federal and state financial aid is available to those who qualify. To find out if you qualify, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to the United States Department of Education or apply on the website: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Graceland's school code is #001866. To speak with the financial aid representative simply call 1.866.472.2352.
The Elementary Education program begins twice each year in January and August.
To set up an appointment with Jan Jones, the elementary education program director, please call 1.816.423.4745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.