Online Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Help young minds grow with an online elementary education degree

Prepare for a career as an elementary school teacher who can make a positive impact in the lives of students grades K–6. In Lynn University’s online elementary education program, 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.

With the rapid evolution of education to incorporate online and hybrid options, 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.1 You’ll also complete onsite components in classrooms near you, to gain hands-on experience.

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.2 Review the Student Responsibility and Professional Licensure Disclosure.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Aug. 23–Oct. 15
Learning format: Online courses with a clinical internship and practicum
Program length: 4 years

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  • Kelly Burlison, College of Education, associate professor

    “All of my students have a gift, and when a teacher knows her students, she can help them unlock it.”

    Kelly Burlison

    College of Education, associate professor

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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

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 Fall 2021 term is coming soon; applications are due August 9.

Below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 30
  • International students: Dec. 10

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: $325 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $9,950

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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2 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.

3 Academic statistics as of fall 2020

4 Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value