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If you love working with young children and can picture yourself sharing your love for learning with today’s youth, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise as an elementary teacher. Our Elementary Education degree program provides a comprehensive and exciting academic curriculum complimented with all of the requirements for elementary teacher licensure.

University of Jamestown Elementary Education Distinctions

As an Elementary Education major at University of Jamestown, you’ll benefit from:

  • Numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • The latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities

 

Proven Success

  • 98% average placement rate within six months after graduation for recent graduating seniors.
  • University of Jamestown students are equipped with the skills necessary to face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and who are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association, a professional organization which exposes members to greater knowledge of their field and provides opportunities to meet other education students and professionals. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also afford opportunities for participation.
  • Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.
Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Hagen_Caroline
Caroline Hagen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Elementary, Early Childhood Education content and methods courses, and graduate courses

Email:hagen@uj.edu
laskowski, dina 2013 Dina Laskowski, M EdAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: M Ed, University of Illinois at Chicago
Teaches: Elementary Curriculum, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, and Children’s Literature; Secondary Reading in the Content Areas; Elementary and Secondary Pre-service Practicum students’ placements and student teaching supervision

Email:dlaskows@uj.edu
UofJ Seal E. LeAnn Nelson, Ph.DAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Ph.D in Educational Leadership: University of North Dakota; M.A. in Special Education: University of North Dakota; B.S. in Elementary Education: Mayville State University - Mayville, ND.
Teaches: Introduction to Teaching, Principles/Practices- Middle/Secondary School and Young Adult Literature. She will also head up the Assessment program in Education.

Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Teacher Education Department
    6043 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Caroline Hagen, PhD Professor & Department Chair

    hagen@uj.edu