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Bachelor of Science in
Elementary Education

As an Elementary Education Major at SNU, you will be immersed in multiple kinds of experiences qualifying you for a diverse range of teaching opportunities. This ensures that you will have a broad knowledge base and strong experiences making you an excellent teaching candidate upon graduation. Unique and early field experience. Hands-on practicum. State of the art technology. Technology drives education. So at SNU we utilize state of the art technology in all classrooms. That’s right, you will use technology in every course you take. And not just technology, but the latest integrated, cutting-edge technology, allowing you to learn how to integrate technology into your own classroom.

At SNU we know your education needs to extend beyond the classroom. That’s why we work hard to provide unique experiences that will enhance your learning and prepare you for your career. SNU features practicums starting your Freshman year, which gets you real world experience from that very beginning. You will teach two Junior Achievement units in an urban setting and will experience two different student teacher settings. You will also participate in three semesters of our tutoring program where you can work with local elementary students needing special attention in curriculum and classroom training. This program gives you excellent practical and real-world experience. Or consider working with School for Children—the only university state-accredited private laboratory school in Oklahoma. In this pre-K through 6 grade school, you will have the opportunity to observe teachers and students starting in your first semester. Try to find field experience that early anywhere! In this pre-K through 6 grade school, you will have the opportunity to observe teachers and students starting in your first semester. Try to find field experience that early anywhere!

Our Program Includes:

  • Immediate immersion in multiple kids of experiences for a variety of teaching possibilities
  • Emphasis on broad knowledge base and strong field experiences
  • Hands-on practicum, state-of-the-art technology
  • Works with School for Children—the only university state-accredited private laboratory school in Oklahoma

Every spring the SNU education department is flooded with phone calls from schools looking for SNU graduates to fill their education needs. Public schools. Private schools. SNU education graduates are known to be top-drawer educators.

When you graduate with your degree in elementary education from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Educator
  • Child Care
  • Nanny
  • Trainer

SNU offers you the opportunity to study with credentialed faculty as you journey toward graduation, another step closer to reaching your goals. These scholars with a Christian worldview will mentor and guide you along the way.  SNU’s smaller size allows students to interact with faculty — not only in the classroom, but also through impactful mentoring, personal advising, and meaningful research. Come and be known; come and belong.

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