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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.

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

  • 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

Suzanne Ehst

Professor of Education
Director of Secondary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Special 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