About the Department

The department of Elementary Education at Utah Valley University is committed to teaching and training students on how to become exceptional teachers and leaders in their field through multiple degrees and certificates. Our programs also prepare students for graduate degrees in education.

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Teach Children, Change Lives!

The Elementary Education department at UVU offers multiple degrees and certificates that allow students to pursue a successful and rewarding career teaching children ages K-6.

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Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of UVU’s Elementary Education department are here to help you succeed as an elementary educator. Backed with years of research, passion, and expertise, the Elementary Education professors offer an unparalleled educational experience.

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Elementary Education, B.S.

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The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University prepares quality, entry-level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students who successfully complete the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements, will receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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Individuals who earn an Associate Degree In Early Childhood Education are prepared to teach preschool in private and corporate centers, Head Start, public education tuition preschools, or work as center directors. The Associate Degree in Early Childhood can fill the majority of the entry requirements for the Elementary Education Program. The UVU Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The UVU Teacher Education Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Pre-Elementary Education A.S.

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The Pre-Elementary Education program prepares students for matriculation into the Bachelor of Science Professional Elementary Education program.

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Certificate of Completion in Early Care & Education

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The Early Care and Education certificate is for students interested in increasing their skills in working with children in child care and preschool programs. Individuals are prepared to work as technicians in public education classrooms and as teacher aides in private centers or Head Start.

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Student Testimonial

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I love UVU's education program because of the emphasis on in-field experience. I have been given so many opportunities to practice what I am learning, which has helped me to have confidence in my career path. The faculty here are so supportive and invested in my success. I am so happy I chose UVU!

Jordan Farnsworth
Junior, Elementary Education

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