Elementary education

Bailey Baker '19

Hands-on experience before student teaching | During a practicum experience, Bailey used lessons taught in her Bluffton classes to better work with students with hearing and speech issues. Bailey's story >

The elementary education license prepares you to teach both typically developing children and children with mild-moderate disabilities, with a particular focus on teaching reading to young children.


There are 75 semester hours of required courses for the elementary education major, including field experience in a classroom in your first year.

With an additional 21 semester hours, you may add an endorsement for pre-kindergarten special needs.

The intervention specialist (K-12) major may be completed with the elementary education major in four years.

Judy (Mull '63) Pierman

Lifetime Service Award

When Judy (Mull) Pierman, a 1963 Bluffton graduate with an education degree, sees a need, she seeks to find a solution.