Skip to Main Page Content

Elementary Education, BAE

Home / Programs / Bae / Elementary Education

The elementary education BAE program leads to K-8 elementary education certification in the state of Arizona.

This program offers students a firm grounding in academic content with current research and best practices from nationally recognized faculty in their fields of expertise, accompanied by real-world classroom and professional experiences. This program also provides meaningful experiences throughout the program in integrating technology into teaching and learning.

The teacher certification program for elementary education is clinically embedded during both the junior and senior years. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students complete internships during their junior year and a full-time, year-long apprenticeship, known as their senior year residency, in K-8 classrooms. Coursework is designed to support the development of instructional competencies, professional skills and content knowledge. Coursework is complemented by professional experiences, which provide interns and teacher candidates opportunities to apply and reflect upon their knowledge and skills in teaming and collaborative models. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty and highly qualified mentor teachers from partner school districts and charter schools work in collaboration to support professional growth aligned to each student's personal goals. Additionally, the professional experience pathway provides students an opportunity to work directly with children and make an immediate impact on student achievement. This intensive, hands-on professional experience model of teacher preparation creates highly sought-after graduates and is unmatched in Arizona.

Graduates are recommended for grades K-8 elementary teacher certification. Those desiring to teach in a public school must pass the appropriate Arizona educator exams (National Evaluation Series or Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments) to be certified to teach in the state of Arizona.

Program offered

Elementary Education, BAE

Offered by
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Polytechnic, Tempe, West, Lake Havasu City

Major map

A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.

View Major Map

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

Affording college

Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career outlook

There is a demand for highly qualified elementary teachers in Arizona. A high percentage of students from this program receive job offers during their residencies. Many graduates with a degree in elementary education work in:

  • charter schools
  • nontraditional settings
  • private school settings
  • public elementary schools

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 10.1%$92,360
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 7.4%$57,160
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 10.6%$81,630
Instructional Designers and Technologists 10.5%$63,750
Instructional Coordinators 10.5%$63,750
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Distance Learning Coordinators 10.6%$81,630
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 10.8%$46,890
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School7.9%$94,390
Tutors 9.9%

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation

Request information

Please complete and submit the form below, and a representative will contact you about enrolling at ASU

Fields marked with * are required.

I'm interested in
About me...

USA Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Format: mm/dd/yyyy