Union University
Union University School of Education

Undergraduate Studies


Elementary Education Major

Program of Study (.pdf)

An Elementary Education Major is designed for students wanting to teach in early grades, elementary grades, or middle grades. This major reflects best-practices pedagogy that supports learning in a variety of classroom settings.

Within this major students choose specific grade level endorsements (Grades K-6, Grades PreK-3, or Grades 4-8). Instead of selecting an academic minor, students majoring in Elementary Education are required to have an additional major.

The second major is chosen from the list below.

  • Learning Foundations Major - a newly enhanced interdisciplinary major
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Language (French, Spanish, ESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science

Elementary Education Major

  • Early Childhood Licensure (Grades Pre-K-3)
  • Elementary Grades Licensure (Grades K-6)
  • Middle Grades Licensure (Grades 4-8)