Elementary education

Our elementary education program prepares you to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in an elementary classroom and kindergarten through 8th in a chosen endorsement area.

As an elementary education major, you’ll learn how to confidently teach in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, you’ll learn how to facilitate your students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural development. At Iowa State, we’ll also prepare you to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom.

In our elementary education program, you’ll take classes that will challenge and support you to design an environment conducive to learning for your students, no matter their ages. In addition, you will have clinical experiences (practicum or field experiences) aligned to your course work. You will be getting into classrooms as early as your freshman year!

Program information

Syllabi
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Once you declare elementary education as your major you will be assigned an elementary education academic adviser. These individuals are here to assist you with any questions, concerns, or issues that may arise during your educator preparation.

To setup an appointment:

  1. Go to AccessPlus
  2. Select the student tab
  3. Choose ISU appointments

Additional program information

Freshman elementary education learning community – Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers learning community

Transfer elementary education learning community – Future Teachers-Future Leaders learning community

Advisers

 

Al Campbell

Al Campbell

Adviser for graduate, science & math

133F MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1078
515-294-0671
arc@iastate.edu

Alicia Edwards

Alicia Edwards

Adviser for elementary education
131G MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-5465
aliciaed@iastate.edu

Becky Koenen

Becky Koenen

Adviser for elementary education
133C MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-6425
bakoenen@iastate.edu

 
Heather Kruger

Heather Kruger

Adviser for elementary education
133B MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-5153
hrkruger@iastate.edu

Tonya McCormick

Tonya McCormick

Adviser for elementary education
133G MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078
515-294-1826
tmccormi@iastate.edu