Elementary Education | Southwestern Illinois College

EDUCATION – ELEMENTARY PRE-MAJOR

Education is the field of knowledge that deals with the various aspects of the profession of teaching. Among other things, teaching involves making decisions about what and how to teach, engaging students in learning activities, managing learning environments and assessing student behavior and achievement. Elementary education generally encompasses teaching grades K-9.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students completing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education may be eligible for certification to teach grades K-9. Career paths in coaching or becoming a curriculum specialist may also be possible.

SWIC has partnerships with the following Schools of Education to complete a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (information on other education-related programs offered on campuses is also available from these sources):

  • SIUE (Dual admission is available for seamless transfer.) The SIUE office is open at the SWIC Belleville Campus everyday. Contact Roxie Renner (rrenner@siue.edu) for more information.
  • Greenville College (UTEP program; junior/senior years to be offered at the SWIC Belleville Campus when possible.) An admissions counselor is at the Belleville Campus one day per week (office in LA faculty office area). Contact admissions counselor (utep.info@greenville.edu) for an appointment, or Megan Tyler for more information (megan.tyler@greenville.edu).
  • SIUC Red Bud (UTEP program; junior/senior years to be offered at the SWIC Red Bud campus when possible.) An advisor is available at the SWIC Red Bud Campus daily. Contact Kristin White (whitek@siu.edu) for more information.

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