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Online Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

The online BA in Elementary Education program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is perfect for busy working adults that wish to strike a balance between their career aspirations and their personal responsibilities. The program is offered entirely online for ultimate flexibility and features easy-to-access online course materials, 12+ weeks of full-time student teaching experience, and a team of advisors to personally assist each Elementary Education student with course scheduling and financial aid. The program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

If you’ve always imagined making a difference with a career in education, the strict daytime schedules and in-person learning requirements of traditional programs may have made this goal impossible. However, online teaching bachelor degrees enable working professionals with families and other commitments to complete their education and enter this rewarding field.

Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:27-48 months*

*Based on students beginning the program with an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.
**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

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MVNU's BA in Elementary Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP Accredited

A Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Designed for Your Schedule

Pursuing a new career can be challenging for working adults who balance numerous obligations each day. An online elementary education degree, like the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at MVNU, makes it possible with flexible scheduling and easy access to online course materials. Each course runs for five, eight, or ten weeks, and upper-level courses are taken individually for learning that fits your busy schedule.

Career-Focused Curriculum

While online teaching bachelor degrees offer the convenience of remote learning, they also provide all the fundamentals required for success in the teaching profession. The program emphasizes collaborative learning to promote peer-to-peer connections. Students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in elementary education also complete more than 12 weeks of full-time student teaching to prepare for the demands of the modern classroom. Throughout, you’ll have access to dedicated advisors to assist with course scheduling, financial aid, and other concerns.

During their program of study, MVNU students pursuing an online bachelor's degree in elementary education prepare for:

  • Subject-area teaching
  • Literacy instruction
  • Teaching best practices
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Maintaining a welcoming, inclusive classroom

MVNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and graduates are qualified to earn their Ohio teaching license in grades Pre-K through 5.

Elementary Education Core Credit Hours
General Teaching Methods 2
Inclusion & Inclusive Curricular Practices 3
Social Studies (Grades PK-5) 4
Math (Grades PK-5) 4
Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades PK-5) 4
Developmental Literacy Lab 1
Developmental Literacy 3
Basics of Phonics Instruction 3
Content Area Reading 3
Classroom Management 4
Unit Planning 3
EC/Integrated Field Experience 2
Introduction to Multi-Cultural Education 3
Elementary Language Arts & Writing Methods 2
Urban/Diverse Field Experience 2
Upper Elementary Field Experience 1
Student Teaching/Seminar 10

Careers in Education

Today’s youngest students will face social and technological advancements we have not yet imagined. As such, there is a strong need for caring, highly skilled educators to prepare future generations for the challenges of higher education, work, and successful adult lives. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education will be needed to meet this demand in public, private, and charter schools here in Ohio and across the country.

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$398* 123 $42,393

Job Outlook

Earning an online bachelor’s degree in elementary education offers more than the opportunity to shape young minds. Graduates can also look forward to a successful financial future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers have the potential to earn a median income of up to $60,660 annually. The field is expected to grow by 4% over the next 10 years, ensuring steady expansion and ample opportunity. As the need for skilled teachers continues to rise, MVNU graduates with online elementary education degrees are well-positioned to find success.


Online education puts personal and professional goals within reach, and online learners find the flexibility needed to complete or continue their education with financial aid support to make degrees more affordable. Learn how online degree programs can take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Online College Guide.


Earn an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

An online teaching bachelor’s degree makes it possible for hard working adult students to prioritize education and career advancement while working, caring for family, and more. Take the first steps toward a promising career in elementary teaching today with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Find the experienced faculty, online flexibility, and career-focused curriculum you need to begin your teaching career when you request more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program at MVNU today.