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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education: Kindergarten – Grade 6 Overview

As an elementary education certified teacher, you can make a meaningful impact on young children. Our elementary education bachelor’s degree program prepares you to teach grades Kindergarten through  Grade 6 with Mild Intervention as a dual licensure education program. With coursework designed to equip you with skills and knowledge in growth and development, educational psychology and methods of teaching, you will walk proudly into your K-6 classrooms or K-6 Special Education (Mild Intervention) classrooms as you guide your students to success. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations.

This program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education and meets all REPA 3 (Rules of Educator Preparation and Accreditation) regulations and the learning outcomes are aligned with the 2013 InTASC standards and cover the following domains: learner and learning, content knowledge, instructional practice and professional responsibility. Your experience will be enriched by a variety of extracurricular activities and/or professional development experiences including several clinical/field experiences culminating in student teaching the last semester of your senior year.


What is Kindergarten – Grade 6/Mild Intervention?
To have a Kindergarten – Grade 6/Mild Intervention degree means that you can teach any grade from kindergarten through sixth grade and in any exceptional needs classroom.

Why get a degree in Education: K-6/Mid Intervention?
Education is always a field of high demand. If you have a passion for teaching and helping young children, earning your degree in K-6/Mild Intervention can be fulfilling personally and professionally. At SMWC, you can choose the route in which you earn your degree – online or in-person classes. Our small class sizes give you ample opportunities for growth, hands-on application and more. One-on-one time with advisors and numerous financial aid opportunities are just two advantages to earning your education degree at SMWC.

What can you do with an education degree?
Although earning your education degree means you will be in the field of education, there are a variety of subjects and grade levels you can teach, making for an upbeat career.

What is the average salary for someone with an education degree?
As you look at starting salaries, keep in mind that the cost of living and opportunities to move with a career or industry sector should also factor into your decision. Although a salary can vary among different positions, the average salary for a K-6 teacher is $50,927, according to

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is routinely ranked by US News and World Report among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and the Best Value Schools. Our departments are also routinely ranked for their individual degree programs.
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