Harper College

Elementary Education

Teach elementary school

Elementary education teachers are trained to provide instruction in all core knowledge areas for students in early grades. These teachers provide the introduction to and development of concepts and skills that students will use throughout the rest of their academic careers.

The associate’s degree program at Harper prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Clinical experiences at area schools give you real-world exposure to different instructional situations in the classroom environment.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Elementary Education Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Elementary Education degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Elementary Education Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24