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College of Education & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)

Become a Teacher and Build the Foundations of Their Future

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), one of Wilmington University's four undergraduate teacher preparation programs, combines educational theory and classroom practice into specialized coursework that satisfies the Delaware Department of Education's content knowledge requirements and qualifies our students to seek state licensure and certification as educators in Delaware's public and charter elementary schools.

Explore Elementary Education at Delaware's Teaching College

WilmU's graduates bring excellence in education to classrooms throughout Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. More than 3,500 of the state's teachers earned their bachelor's or master's degrees at WilmU, including 10 of the last 13 Teachers of the Year chosen by Delaware's Department of Education. In addition, about half of Delaware's principals and assistant principals have studied at WilmU.

Year-Long Residency Option Leads to Excellence in Teacher Preparedness

WilmU’s immersive Year-Long Residency student teaching option offers an alternative to the traditional 80-day student teaching model and yields outstanding results. Candidates who complete the program are in high demand and have secured excellent teaching positions in Delaware and in high-quality schools across the country.

Learn How to Teach From Experienced Educators

College of Education students develop their skills through comprehensive coursework taught by faculty members with real experience in the practice of teaching K-to-12 students and in the challenges that educators face in today's public schools. College of Education graduates, once employed, are rated by their principals and supervisors as uniquely prepared to design and lead effective learning experiences to diverse student populations.

Earn Course Credit for Passing Praxis II

You may be able to earn college credits toward the B.S. in Elementary Education for passing PRAXIS II exams! Students who earn passing scores on ELA, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies exams prior to or during your first 6 months of enrollment can earn up to 19 credits—which could save up to $7,000 in tuition, and over a semester of coursework!

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Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

You can use elective courses in this bachelor's degree program to complete a related Dual-Credit Certificate® while you earn your degree or accelerate into your next degree by incorporating master's level coursework—at no extra tuition cost. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

The Bachelor's in Becoming a Teacher program at Wilmington University is CAEP Accredited The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Finish your degree faster by transferring credits.
40 courses 126 total credits

$1,197 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit undergraduate degree course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your teaching degree.

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Learn About Our Impressive Class of Graduates

Including their average licensure rates, employer satisfaction rates & more.

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WilmU Teacher Preparedness Statistics

Our teaching graduates agree: They're ready for a career in the classroom.

96% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to design instruction/learning experiences that account for individual differences in abilities and backgrounds.

92% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment all students.

91% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to use content knowledge to design, select, or modify formative and summative assessments, which are aligned with instructional goals and provide information about student progress on those goals.

Teacher Salaries

According to the National Education Association, teachers in Delaware earn:*

$60,214 average salary

$41,639 average starting salary

Teacher salaries by state can be found here. Applicants for positions in Delaware should visit Join Delaware Schools. To apply for positions outside of Delaware, applicants should visit the State Department of Education.

*Salary schedules vary by school and district because they include both state and local school district funds.

This program shows you the reality of being a teacher and provides opportunities to focus on areas for improvement. I had time to hone my craft and received great support there. This was an amazing journey. — Sharon Keen
Becoming a Teacher Sharon Keen Testimonial

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