MidAmerica Nazarene University
Elementary Education prepares you to teach diverse students with care and concern for each child. At MNU academic excellence and living out Christ’s calling for your life come together as you
prepare to serve others.

The Facts

“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students! Accredited by NCATE, our education programs prepare you to teach and motivate students with innovative techniques and the latest technology. You’ll love opportunities like international student teaching, educational travel and multiple field experiences prior to student teaching.

We even teach other teachers. Our students have access to the best teacher mentors in the field. Through our Clinical Mentoring Team (CMT)—a teaching excellence team—we provide cooperating teachers who have both amazing classroom expertise and coaching abilities.

Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.

While you’re here, you can join the Professional Teacher Candidate Organization (PTCO), for great networking opportunities as well as training and preparation for the job search. Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies. Extensive scholarship opportunities are also available to you.

As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam.

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"This class was so beneficial because all the experiments, journaling and peer-teaching we did made me feel like a kid again. I was able to see how these content areas can be highlighted in my teaching and require hands-on activities."

Emily Lawler on Science and Social Studies Practicum

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“I can’t imagine a better working environment or program… Students and professors seeking to affect positive change for Christ through our education system.  This is a place to expand your thinking and experience a variety of opportunities that prepare you to do God’s work.”

Nancy Damron, PhD
Dean of the School of Education

Our professors have a passion for education, their students and God. They teach our education students to blend the best practices in teaching with the compassion and dedication inspired by Christ.

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Elementary Education Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Elementary Education Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Touching every aspect of elementary education, you could become a(n): 

Public School Teacher
Private School Teacher

Parochial School Teacher
Substitute Teacher

Charter School Teacher
Alternative School Teacher

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