Elementary Education will endorse an individual to teach grades Kindergarten through eight in a self-contained classroom. This program combines a solid foundation of courses in humanities, mathematics, science and social sciences with professional education courses. Professional courses include professional practices, classroom management, diversity in education and field based experiences. Students preparing to become elementary educators learn to focus on the developmental and cognitive needs of children. Elementary Education majors are provided experiences in a variety of settings as they learn to meet the needs of diverse learners. If you have a desire to influence the lives of young children, then this program is for you.

 

What makes the program unique?

◆ All Teacher Education programs at Peru State College are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
◆ The education methods courses provide numerous opportunities to interact with area elementary schools while engaging in high impact practices.
◆ It is easy to add supplemental endorsements in Early Childhood Education and English as a Second Language (ESL).
◆ Students are placed in cohorts as incoming freshmen through our college success course.
◆ The School of Education program offers a substitute teaching consortium with Educational Service Unit #4 called Southeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (SENTA).
◆ The School of Education will demonstrate the implementation of technology while providing instruction to teacher candidates through one to one IPad initiative.
◆ Teacher candidates receive training on standards and assessment throughout the Teacher Education  program.

What sets faculty apart from other colleges?

◆ Faculty members are experienced practitioners in their field of education.
◆ The professors and Dean work closely with students to provide personal and individual advising guidance throughout their college career, later serving as a career reference.
◆ Faculty are readily available for assistance regarding class content and projects.

Facilities

◆ Curriculum level of the College Library, housing an entire level full of resources for education majors.
◆ Education Methods classrooms which are filled with hands-on materials and state-of-the-art technology.
◆ Resource room with various materials, equipment and tools for class projects.