Which Arizona Schools Offer Elementary Education Teaching Degrees?

Find out which Arizona schools offer elementary education degrees. See degree requirements, course and program options and school information for schools in the area. Schools offering Elementary Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are you looking for schools in Arizona that offer elementary education degrees? Here you can learn about four schools in Arizona and their course options and requirements.

What You Need to Know

Elementary education programs in Arizona can be found at several 4-year universities and colleges. You might pursue a bachelor's degree, with select programs offering special education or ESL endorsements. Master's degrees are also available for graduate students wishing to earn teaching certification, and a reading specialist endorsement is offered. You'll complete a student teaching segment in all of these programs. Select master's degree courses of study have classes that meet days, evenings and online. The following information may help guide your educational decisions.

Education Bachelor's Degree Programs in Arizona

Northern Arizona University

In Northern Arizona University's elementary education program, you can take courses in teaching theory and cultural diversity. Additional courses teach you about subjects included in an elementary school curriculum. You can study in the classroom and learn by working alongside master teachers in a real elementary school. The degree requires a 12-unit concentration in math, history/social studies, humanities, language/cultural diversity or science. You also have a choice in your plan of study, with several options for completing professional courses and working in schools with children.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Program Length: 120 units (roughly 4 years full-time)
  • Tuition: $10,358, in-state; $23,348, out-of-state (tuition and fees 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: 5 units of course work, GPA minimum in certain general education courses
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 27,700 students (about 23,300 undergraduate)

Prescott College

In Prescott College's elementary education bachelor's degree program, you can study the foundations and theory of education, including an introduction to special education. A course in educating for the future with an emphasis on multiculturalism and the environment is a unique feature of Prescott's curriculum. In addition to earning your institutional recommendation for Arizona elementary provisional certification, you can also earn recommendations for special education in this program.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition: $27,503 per year (tuition and fees 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; approximately 850 students (about 450 undergraduate)

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's elementary education bachelor's degree program allows you to choose from programs that offer two or three semesters of fieldwork at an area elementary school, followed by a semester of student teaching. You'll receive a structured English immersion endorsement on your teaching certificate. Other options allow you to graduate with an endorsement in bilingual education or English as a second language after spending several semesters observing and student teaching at an elementary school. In all of these programs, you must complete foundation courses on campus.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition: $11,403 per year in-state; $32,630 per year, out-of-state (tuition and fees 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 42,200 students (about 33,000 undergraduate)

Master's Degree Programs in Arizona

Arizona State University

Arizona State University offers several program tracks for students seeking master's degrees along with certification to teach in Arizona schools. One program is for students who are already teaching on intern certificates; another is for students who want to begin a teaching career. These programs are taught in the evenings. A traditional daytime program is also offered. You can take classes online or at one of several campuses, and you will spend time gaining field experience in real classrooms.

  • Program Name: Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 3-4 semesters, depending on program
  • Tuition: $11,304 per year in-state; $23,274 per year out-of-state (tuition and fees 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 50,000 students (about 40,000 undergraduate)

Northern Arizona University

You have several options in the elementary education master's program at Northern Arizona University. In the certification program, you can hone your skills and improve your knowledge in curriculum development and teaching methods. A student teaching segment is part of this program, and you can earn a reading specialist endorsement. The continuing professional program does not lead to certification, but is for educators who want to work with their teaching peers in curriculum design and development, improving teaching methods and applying learning strategies.

  • Program Name: Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 46 credit hours, certification program; 36 credit hours, continuing education program
  • Tuition: $9,071 per year, in-state; $18,182 per year, out-of-state (tuition and fees 2015-2016);
  • Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 25,000 students, (about 20,000 undergraduate)

Prescott College

In Prescott College's Master of Arts in Elementary Education, you can build on your prior education and field experiences in courses that help you teach students in your targeted concentration. You and your faculty advisor, along with an on-site mentor teacher, develop a course study plan that can help you achieve your learning goals. Your final field experience will be student teaching, in which you participate in every aspect of the education process. Two 15-20 page scholarly papers - in which you relate your student teaching experience to education theory - are required.

  • Program Name: Master of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 46 credit hours
  • Tuition: $19,704 per year (tuition and fees 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Personal statement, bachelor's degree, 2 letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; approximately 850 students (about 450 undergraduate)

To summarize, two schools in Arizona that offer elementary education degrees at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels are Northern Arizona University and Prescott College; Arizona State University offers a master's degree, while the University of Arizona offers a bachelor's degree.

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