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Adult Programs

Elementary Education

Transition to Teaching

Become an Elementary School Teacher

Elementary education is a rewarding calling that goes beyond just teaching the curriculum. As an elementary teacher, you mold young minds, fostering creativity and instilling in students the passion for lifelong learning. Our in-person elementary education program includes a variety of classroom-based experiences that allow you to learn the craft from some of the best teachers in the county. View the specific courses and times below to see if our in-person elementary education program can work for you.


*Denotes course including significant field experience component to be arranged with your professor.

Fall Semester

Exceptional Learners: Elementary (2 credits)
Curriculum Studies: Math (2 credits)*
Literacy I: Developmental (3 credits)*
Child Development Practicum (1 credit)*

Spring Semester

Curriculum Studies: Social Studies (2 credits)*
Children’s & Adolescent Literature (2 credits)
Curriculum Studies: Science (2 credits)*
Educational Psychology (2 credits)
Literacy II: Diagnostic (2 credits)

Fall Semester

Transition to Teaching Practicum (6 credits) * : Full days for 12 weeks, plus additional time to complete a professional portfolio

Total 24 credits


The adult and continuing studies rate for 2024-25 is $510 per credit hour.

Application and Transfer Credits

Goshen College will accept up to three transfer courses in our elementary Transition to Teaching program. Your transcripts will be reviewed by the program director to determine what courses, if any, have already been met. Because these courses are aligned with specific state standards and learning outcomes, we cannot grant credit for experience.

Applicants must submit all necessary materials by June 1 to be considered for preliminary admission.

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Elementary Education Faculty & Staff

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Professor of Education
Director of Elementary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Professor of Education
Director of Special Education

Suzanne Ehst

Professor of Education
Director of Secondary Education

Danaé Wirth

Director of Accreditation
Assistant Professor of Education

Robina Sommers

Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Teach Elkhart County

Roy Jackson II

Assistant Professor of Education

Janine Ostergren

Education Administrative Assistant