Teach the next generation. Eastern Kentucky University prepares highly qualified elementary teachers, and the EKU Elementary Education program is nationally accredited. Start your path to a meaningful career in the classroom.

Degree Concentrations

Elementary Education
Elementary / Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
Elementary / Learning and Behavior Disorders

Admissions Requirements

After admission to EKU and completion of at least 30 hours of undergraduate classes, students must apply for admission to the Professional Education Program (typically in the sophomore year). All students meeting the requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program will be admitted. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and meet other requirements outlined at Admission to Professional Education Program.

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Visit Student Scholarships for a full list of scholarships for College of Education and Applied Human Sciences students.


Elementary Education