Elementary Education

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The Bachelor of Arts in Education in Elementary Education prepares you to work with children, grades K–8, in an educational setting. You'll receive a firm grounding in academic content and core subjects with current research and best practices with professional experience in the field — before you graduate. This program also provides extensive experience in integrating technology into teaching and working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and those with special needs. 


View the course list and time to completion for this degree

Program locations

  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West
  • ASU@Lake Havasu


This degree qualifies you for Arizona educator certification in:

Elementary Education, K–8

You will be required to pass the applicable exams administered by the state. Learn more from the Arizona Department of Education.

This program may also lead to licensure in other states. Learn more


Qualified educators are in high demand. Your future careers could include: 

  • K-8 elementary or middle school teacher
  • Educator in public, charter or private schools, or nonschool settings

Professional experiences

MLFTC Professional Pathways provides internships and residencies that expose you to more ways of teaching and learning.

Junior year
You’ll intern part-time in a K–8 classroom.

Senior year
You’ll complete a full-time, year-long residency working as part of a team in a partner school.

Every team works with the support of a certified lead teacher and an ASU faculty member called a site lead, introducing you to more modes of professional collaboration and problem-solving while offering you as much support as possible. The result? School hiring managers tell us MLFTC graduates enter the education workforce with the poise and skills of second-year teachers.

Learn more

Learn about life at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, including the education degree programs we offer, campus locations, residencies, teacher certification and more.

Paying for college

To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, view ASU’s standard cost of attendance.

There are many ways to reduce your costs, including scholarships and grants just for education students.  Explore your options

Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year students, transfer students or international students.

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU

Professional licensure

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Contact our enrollment team for more information: ASUeducation@asu.edu

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