Elementary Education

You should major in elementary education if:

  • You want to engage kids in new ideas and build their talents for lifelong success and fulfillment.
  • You enjoy working with kids and want to have a meaningful influence on their lives.
  • You’re interested in teaching a variety of subjects, including science, math, history, and reading.
  • You want to influence improvements in the field of education.

Teachers are the heartbeat of schools and classrooms.

The core knowledge and learning experiences a child receives in elementary school becomes a foundation for their success and fulfillment in life. In the elementary education program at UL Lafayette, you will become an effective and caring teacher who helps kids build reading and math skills — and helps them become active participants in their communities and world.  

You’ll learn the theories behind great teaching to foster students’ creativity, social development, and intellectual growth. Then, you'll teach your lessons in local classrooms and community programs.

Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with peers and professors to continuously improve your teaching practice by looking closely at the relationship between teaching and learning.

With your degree in elementary education, you’ll be certified by the Louisiana Department of Education to teach children in grades 1 through 5.

Elementary Education at UL Lafayette

What's Elementary Education Like?

  • Learning teaching methods
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  • Collaborative projects
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  • Writing & communication
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  • Sharing your work
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  • Teaching in real classrooms
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  • Innovative lesson design
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for training teachers

UL Lafayette graduates the most certified teachers of any college or university in Louisiana.

Life in the Elementary Education Program