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Elementary Education

The elementary education major at Cornerstone University prepares you to become a compassionate and inspiring teacher in your future classroom. You will learn the principles of developing young minds with intent and helping them create bright futures while cultivating their gifts and strengths.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts

Academic Division

  • Teacher Education Division

Format

  • Residential

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Learn from distinguished faculty with more than 80 years of combined experience in K-12 classrooms and as K-12 principals.

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Of our 2019 teacher education graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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God-Given Gifts

At Cornerstone University, we see teaching as a calling given to you by God. It is a great responsibility to educate tomorrow’s leaders in the early stages of their development. We believe that you have the tenacity and creativity to do so, and we have the resources and learning materials to help you achieve that goal.

Our elementary education program is one of the highest ranked in the nation, specifically for our early reading programs. We seek to cultivate teachers who live by Biblical principles, lead with purpose and inspire the future. Through this program, you will be challenged and pushed to create a life of purpose, and you will be guided by faculty and peers who are committed to bringing you a holistic education.

Careers

Graduates from elementary education programs find themselves in teaching roles at a variety of schools and education settings. You will graduate with the resources you need to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

Student Teaching

During your education at Cornerstone, you will be involved in student teaching specific to your area of study. Take a look at some of the local schools we have partnered with to continue your in-class education.

Opportunities

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Northview Public Schools
  • Jenison Public Schools
  • The Potter's House
  • NorthPointe Christian
  • Grand Rapids Christian
  • National Heritage Academy
  • International Schools

Program Features

The elementary education program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guides

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Degree planning guides for Elementary Education (academic catalog 2022-2023) coming early 2022. Please check back for more details.

TESOL 4+1 Program

Elementary education majors with a TESOL minor may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree—in as few as five years.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our elementary education program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

The community at Cornerstone, especially in the Teacher Education Division, has provided me with endless support. My classmates and professors have pushed me to grow as a person in and out of the classroom.

Alex Hekman (’22)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Teacher Education Division at Cornerstone is robust in its variety of offerings. Take a look at some of the other programs offered in Teacher Education.

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Hours

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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