Elementary Education Major

Seeds are planted in elementary school. Students develop interests, discover talents, or have the first inkling of what they can be when they grow up. Along with intellectual growth, the early grades are pivotal for social and emotional development—and you will explore each of these angles at Wheaton through coursework and field work. Your lesson plan? Learn to teach math, science, reading, and language arts, while gaining knowledge of child development, education standards, and social issues relevant to today’s diverse classrooms. This program leads to elementary teacher licensure in Massachusetts, and a required second major broadens your career possibilities.

Elementary Education Information Form



100% of Elementary Education majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample first jobs

  • Assistant Teacher, American School in London
  • Kindergarten Teacher, MLK Jr. Charter School of Excellence
  • Paraeducator, Devon Elementary School
  • Resident Teacher, Booker T. Washington Academy
  • Second Grade Teacher, ENCORE Academy

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Merrimack College
  • San Diego State University

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 86% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Education department.