BS in Elementary Education

Our Mission

Preparing competent, compassionate, committed educators.


The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Degree is a professional degree with emphasis in the curriculum and methodology of teaching in the elementary school.

You will enjoy Pre-Teacher Preparation Status until you are formally admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program. This typically occurs during the sophomore year. Each student must satisfactorily complete the ACT or SAT and formally apply to the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Michigan Department of Education Definition of "Program Completers"

Elementary Education "Program Completers" must qualify for graduation. this includes the following:

  • Passing score on the ACT or SAT
  • Completion of planned program minor*
  • Completion of an approved subject content major* or two minors*
  • Passing score on the MTTC Elementary Education Exam (additional subject area exams are optional)
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association
  • Recommendation for certification

*Each of these areas must have a 2.50 GPA with no grade of C- or below, in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Courses counted toward meeting the requirements for the planned program minor, the professional education courses, the subject content major, minors, area of concentration, or Adventist Certification requirements must have a grade of C or above. Students are expected  to meet all requirements foe Seventh-day Adventist and State of Michigan before the degree can be granted. degrees candidates who are unable to qualify for Adventist certification may petition the dean of the School of Education to be exempted from meeting the requirements for one or two types of certification.