As an elementary education major, you will learn the methods of teaching and learning with children from kindergarten through sixth grade. This program will teach you how to make the most of challenges and opportunities in an urban school environment. You will get out into the field early during your studies and start learning in the classroom. Students are immersed in programs of study that challenge them intellectually with new models of instruction and explorations of diversity. At the conclusion of the program, you will be fully equipped to teach your own class of diverse students in any urban, suburban, or rural school.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: cultural competency, teaching, problem solving, lesson planning, and inclusivity (IUPUI School of Education, 2019).