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Elementary Education

Learn with Minot State
Our elementary education program is particularly strong. Starting with your first semester, you will enroll in education classes that 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. 

What you should know:

  • Minot State offers small class sizes.
  • Elementary teachers are in high demand.
  • Faculty are mentors and teachers and are readily available.
  • You will earn your degree at an affordable price.
  • We help with advising and field placement.
  • Nearly every semester you will be in schools working with children.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, kindergarten and elementary school teachers earn a median pay of $61,620.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your elementary education degree

Coursework and specializations
All teacher education majors take a series of core classes, and many have a clinical experience to accompany the class. Teacher candidates may add a kindergarten or reading concentration.
After you’ve taught a few years, we invite you to return to Minot State for a Masters of Education with several concentrations available.
Teacher Education and Kinesiology Department (TEK)
Our well-qualified instructors are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you’ll need for a career as an elementary educator.
Learning environment
Our elementary education program is located in Swain Hall. We think you’ll like what it features, including: 
  • A child-centered preschool classroom.
  • Relaxing and spacious atriums for studying and collaborating.
  • Rooms for tutoring of school-age children.
Employment outlook
Elementary teachers are in high demand and starting annual salary for teachers in the region is $30,000-$45,000.

Program options (Catalog Links)

Department website

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Teacher education programs at Minot State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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