Elementary Education Foundations

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Program Overview

As an elementary school teacher, you’ll work with students in the first through sixth grades. You will teach your students basic scholastic, societal, and other crucial skills. You can find rewarding career paths in both private and public school systems.

As a student in our Elementary Education Foundations program, you’ll assemble the professional portfolio of skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed as elementary school teacher. You’ll enhance your ability to communicate while building on your listening skills, adaptability, empathy, creativity, and collaborative instincts.

You can change lives by becoming a teacher. You will guide your students through the process of becoming independent individuals with solid academic and social capabilities.

Whether you aspire to educate people as a teacher, administrator, school counselor, psychologist, corporate trainer, or professor, our Education degree programs will help you get where you want to go.

Earning your A.S. Transfer Pathway in Elementary Education Foundations at Inver Hills saves you both time and money as you progress toward your goal to earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year school along with recommendation for teacher licensure.

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Why Study Elementary Education Foundations at Inver Hills?

Find your perfect teaching trajectory.

Earning an A.S. degree in one of our Education programs at Inver Hills prepares you for the teaching field through a series of preprofessional introductory courses and recommended electives. The curriculum offers opportunities for you to absorb occupational knowledge, engage in reflection, and understand culturally relevant approaches to instruction while becoming immersed in classroom experiences at area schools.

Teachers make the whole world go round.

Faculty in our Education department believe strongly in the critical importance of the teaching profession. Our comprehensive, top-quality, preprofessional curricula facilitate equal access to relevant, upper-division teacher education licensure programs. The courses also provide staff development opportunities for urban educators.

Power on toward success on your journey.

The A.S. in Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway gives you a solid base for a career in the teaching field. This A.S. degree prepares you for transfer with junior-year status to a four-year college or university so you can complete your bachelor’s degree and obtain subsequent recommendation for teacher licensure.

Turn your passion for working with children into an auspicious career.

Earning your A.S. degree at Inver Hills is only the beginning. As you progress toward graduation, you will make connections and discover new vistas that will open doors to greater opportunities to earn your bachelor’s followed by your master’s degree and beyond.

Flexibility, ingenuity, insightfulness, and understanding are your core traits.

Elementary education teachers need to be alert and proactive to really help their students learn. Your mission is providing a quality education in line with the fundamental needs of your students, which means you need to bring your A-game to the classroom.

Earn your A.A. degree while you’re at it.

You also have the potential to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.), our college’s #1 transfer degree, when you complete two 1-credit courses, Physical Education and Health.

Kick-start your teaching role with a certificate.

Our 30-credit Child Care Teacher certificate allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to obtain employment in early childhood, preschool, and child care settings as a child care teacher. You’ll study theory and techniques while learning how to grasp the realities of a career focused on caring for the needs of children.

Teaching Career Paths

Teaching is the best experience.

Teaching is one of the most rewarding of all professions. Attitudes have shifted from viewing teaching as a starter job to valuing teaching as a lifelong career. Teachers are gifted with the talent to inspire others to learn. Teachers who teach children take on the responsibility of building foundations that guide lives and future careers.

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