Online Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Learn to teach without limits with an online elementary education degree

Unlock the boundless potential of education and prepare to change the lives of students in grades K–6 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. At Lynn University, you’ll learn how to meet the academic needs of diverse children, explore practical classroom applications, design engaging lessons and develop your own personal teaching style.

Education continues to evolve to incorporate online and hybrid options, and Lynn keeps you ahead of the curve. Not only will you enjoy innovative online learning, but you’ll discover how to use iPad® applications for your own instructional strategies. You’ll also gain hands-on experience by completing onsite components in classrooms near you.

Lynn University’s flexible online elementary education program offers you the freedom to pursue your purpose, wherever and whenever. If working with younger children is your goal, you can specialize your degree with electives focused on preschool through third grade.

This state-approved elementary education degree program is designed to meet Florida certification requirements. Review the Student Responsibility and Professional Licensure Disclosure.

See notes and conditions for important information.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Jan. 9–May 6
Learning format: Online courses with a clinical internship and practicum
Program length: 4 years

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Learning at Lynn—innovative, global, personalized

3K+ students from over 100 countries

Prepare to work in a global economy through a curriculum that immerses you in an international community, culture and careers.

Highly ranked, technology-driven

Join a school ranked nationally for best online bachelor’s programs and best value by U.S. News & World Report. Access your courses anywhere through iPad®-powered learning.

18:1 student-faculty ratio

Get one-on-one mentoring and support from expert faculty and academic advisers.

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Earn a degree to empower future generations

Learn practical teaching skills from faculty who are experts in the education field. As a graduate, you’ll have the professional competencies required to teach students in public or private elementary schools, or to work in other childcare or mentorship capacities.

In the elementary education bachelor's degree, you’ll study topics such as:

  • The fundamentals of education and child development
  • Classroom management
  • Evidence-based instructional decision-making
  • Effective teaching strategies and authority skills

Here’s how we’ll support you

As a student, you will be assigned a student success manager who will serve as your primary point of contact throughout the program—from course registration to tracking your progress. Learn more about the support you’ll receive from your student success manager.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this online elementary education degree program may find career success in:

  • Elementary school teaching
  • Academic coordination
  • Academic coaching
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching
  • Literacy and clinical education mentoring (after three years of teaching)
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Admission and tuition

The enrollment deadline for the Spring 2023 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2023 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 26
  • International students: Dec. 26

Candidates must provide the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts

To get started, create a profile for Lynn's personalized application portal and fill out an application.

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Online bachelor’s in elementary education tuition: $375 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $11,450

Cost estimates are based on completion of 120 total credits (30 credits per year). Instructional material fees are a one-time charge and do not apply to students who reside internationally or who provide their own iPad and required apps. Some programs and courses may have additional costs.

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Earning your bachelor’s in elementary education online at Lynn may be more affordable than you expect. Explore scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to find out how much you could save.

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Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

Apple trademark: Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Best online bachelor's programs and best value: Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Florida certification requirements: Credits and degrees earned from colleges within the State of Florida that are licensed by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities do not automatically qualify an individual for a Florida Teaching Certificate. The established procedure requires the Florida Department of Education to review and recognize the credentials of the individual and the accreditation of the college granting the degrees prior to approving teacher certification. Any student interested in obtaining a Florida Teaching Certificate should contact the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification, Suite 201, Turlington Building, 325 West Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.

Number of Lynn students: Academic statistics as of Spring 2022