The Elementary Education program at the University of Saint Francis offers an exemplary, nationally accredited program designed to provide an ideal balance of theory and practice, and the ability to integrate educational technology into instructional practices.
In the Elementary Education program, you will be prepared to teach primary (K-2) and intermediate school 3-5(6). Throughout your degree program, you will complete at least 300 field-based hours prior to student teaching clinical internship, giving you plenty of opportunities to interact with children of multiple abilities and talents, coming from diverse backgrounds.
You will also be able to engage in a multitude of leadership, service and professional development events. In the past, teacher candidates who have taken advantage of the volunteer opportunities made possible by USF have been honored with the United States Presidential Volunteer Award and invitations to present their work at local, state and national conferences.
You will find that your class sizes and the interactive instructional practices used at USF promote strong interpersonal relationships between you, your peers and professors. Faculty members bring a wealth of public and private school experiences to the classroom and all hold advanced degrees in their professional fields. Faculty advisers take the time to understand your potential and needs so they can guide you as you plan your personalized program and manage the complexities of university life. They also maintain an open-door policy to ensure that you receive the individual attention that will boost your mind and spirit as you work toward becoming a professional educator.