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Adult Programs

Elementary Education

Transition to Teaching

How to Become an Elementary School Teacher

Is your calling to teach future generations of leaders? If you are excited about working with young kids and helping them grow, a certificate in elementary education is for you. Check out our semester courses and tuition below to see how Goshen College can help you become an elementary school teacher.

Fall Semester

Educ 300 2 cr Exceptional Learners: Elementary – T,R 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Educ 301* 2 cr Curriculum Studies: Math – M,W,F 1:00-3:00 pm.
Field experience as arranged with professor
Educ 303* 3 cr Literacy I:  Developmental – M,W,F 8:00-9:50 a.m.
Field experience as arranged with professor
Educ 401* 1 cr Child Development Practicum – arranged with professor

Spring Semester

Educ 304* 2 cr Curriculum Studies: Social Studies – M,W,F 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Field experience as arranged with the professor
Educ 307 2 cr Children’s & Adolescent Literature – T,R 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Educ 308* 2 cr Curriculum Studies: Science – M,W,F 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Field experience as arranged with professor
Educ 310 2 cr Educational Psychology – R 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Educ 406* 2 cr Literacy II: Diagnostic – T,R 12:30-3:45 p.m.

Fall Semester

Educ 410* 6 cr Transition to Teaching Practicum
Full days for 12 weeks, plus additional time
to complete a professional portfolio

Total 24 cr

* denotes course including significant field experience component

  • All candidates must take Educ 301, 303, 304, 308, 406, and 410 at Goshen College. In unusual circumstances, alternate courses taken at other institutions may be substituted for Educ 344, 307 or 309, but only with the consent of the teacher education licensing adviser in the Teacher Education office (574-535-7440).

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

Suzanne Ehst

Professor of Education
Director of Secondary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Special Education

Elisa Zwier Dralle

Director of Teach Elkhart County
Assistant Professor of Education

Janine Ostergren

Education Administrative Assistant