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B.A. Elementary Education and Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts, Certificate

Why this program?

The Prescott College Education Department combines innovatory, accessible, quality curriculum with talented, experienced and knowledgeable faculty to provide our undergraduate students with superior training to meet the contemporary needs of students with a high degree of skill, professionalism and expertise. Social Justice is at the heart of the work we do at Prescott College. The rich variety of ethnic identity, languages, and cultural diversity in our country require clear, multiple and accessible pathways for children to experience success. The Education Department at Prescott College recognizes the diverse families, teachers, after-school program directors and community members as partners who strive collaboratively with us to secure the academic success of all children and young adults from birth through 12th grade and beyond. The Professional Preparation Program at Prescott College cultivates the knowledge and skills necessary for future teachers, leaders, and innovative thinkers to foster parent-educator relationships, cultivate collective decision-making processes in addition to other forms of democratic participation which have been historically inaccessible to many families and communities. We strive to offer cutting edge excellence so that educators may support communities, cultural difference, inclusion, and ensure positive learning environments for students from all walks of life.

What can you do with this degree?

The undergraduate Elementary Education program is designed to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for educators of students (grades K-8). Successful completion of degree requirements leads to an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona Teacher Certification in Elementary Education.

What will this program look like?

Our teacher education programs are designed to create competent and preferred practitioners. A balance of foundational theory, current best practices, and relevant field experiences ensures that our undergraduate teacher candidates are highly qualified and prepared for their future careers. Prescott College graduates consistently find placement in a variety of Arizona schools.

Key program information

Start Date
January 16, 2024
May 21, 2024 (online students only)

Application Deadlines
December 20, 2023
May 1, 2024 (online students only)

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References
  • Essay

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Education BA degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Elementary Level tutor

Career Planning

Our student success team works with you to map out a plan that works, for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.