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Minot State University's Elementary Education graduates are known throughout the nation for their abilities and dedication

Enrollment Services

Elementary Education

What prospective and transfer students should know

  • We offer small class sizes with several classroom experiences.
  • Faculty are mentors and teachers, and are readily available.
  • You will earn your degree at affordable price.
  • We help with advising and field placement.
  • Elementary teachers are in high demand.
  • Starting salary for teachers in the region is $30,000-$45,000.
  • Teaching is a career built around a flexible family schedule.

Active learning 
Our program is particularly strong because starting with your first semester at Minot State you will enroll in education classes, which provide the chance to visit classrooms. Throughout your time at Minot State you will work with elementary-age students every year so you are prepared for student teaching. Elementary education faculty encourage active participation in discussions, hands-on learning, and simulations. We do more than lecture.

Our learning environment
Our elementary education program is located in the spacious Swain Hall. We think you'll like what it features:

  • Child-friendly classrooms
  • Relaxing and spacious atriums for studying and collaborating
  • Rooms for individual tutoring of school-age children

Coursework and specializations
All education majors take the same core classes in the program, and elementary education majors take a broad range of classes to prepare them for the diverse areas of elementary teaching. The most common concentrations are kindergarten, middle school, and reading.
After you’ve taught a few years, we invite you to return to Minot State for a Masters of Education with several concentrations available.

More Information
To learn more, visit our Teacher Education and Kinesiology Department web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Kathy Hintz, Coordinator of Elementary Education
Department of Teacher Education and Kinesiology
Phone: 701-858-3572 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3572

Courses Required

The BSE Program is aligned with the Education Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota grades 1-6 elementary education teaching license. Those who wish to teach kindergarten add the kindergarten concentration to become K-6. Those who wish to teach middle school grades 7-8 add the middle school concentration and a concentration of 24 credits in the subject areas they wish to teach in grades 7-8.

Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures ( for details regarding teacher education at Minot State University. These pages explain the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.