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Elementary Education

The Elementary Education/Mild Intervention program at the University of Saint Francis offers an exemplary, nationally accredited program designed to provide an ideal balance of theory and practice and the ability to integrate educational technology into instructional practices.

All USF graduates from the elementary program are prepared to teach in Elementary Primary (K-2) and Elementary Intermediate 3-5(6) as well as in Mild Intervention K- 5(6).  Throughout their degree program, teacher candidates complete a minimum of 200 field-based hours prior to student teaching, giving them opportunities to interact with children of multiple abilities and talents, coming from diverse backgrounds.

As well, teacher candidates have opportunities to engage in a multitude of leadership, service and professional development events.  Our candidates often take advantage of volunteer opportunities and have been honored with the United States Presidential Volunteer Award and invitations to present their work at local, state and national conferences.

USF class size and interactive instructional practices promote strong interpersonal relationships among teacher candidates and between candidates and professors.  Faculty bring a wealth of public and private school experiences to the university classroom and all hold advanced degrees in their professional fields.  Faculty advisors understand advisees’ potential and needs and guide them in program planning and in managing the complexities of university life. The Education faculty’s open-door policy enables candidates to receive the individual attention that boosts the minds and spirits of those on the road to becoming professional educators.  Apply NOW!