Education is a foundational institution in our democratic society, and it is a distinct area of academic inquiry. Students majoring in Elementary Education explore a broad spectrum of disciplines, and they study content, curriculum, instruction and assessment in the core areas of the elementary curriculum. Each and every course includes a field experience. Our program prepares teachers to teach in diverse environments by placing them in a variety of settings during the program. The major prepares students to teach in grades 1-6.
The Elementary Education program at RWU is unique for its small classes, individual attention from faculty advisors—who will follow you for your full time on campus--opportunities to work in diverse classrooms, strong sense of camaraderie and collegiality among faculty and students, and opportunities to teach abroad through RWU's collaborative teaching sites throughout the world.