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Elementary Education

The elementary education major at Lyon is designed to prepare students to be effective, committed, caring teachers at the elementary level (K-6). Through a course of study grounded firmly in the liberal arts, the major fosters intellectual skills, humane instincts, content and pedagogical competence, and an understanding of the developmental processes of children.

Students pursuing elementary licensure must meet program admission requirements for enrollment in junior-level practicum courses and then be formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee prior to enrolling in the senior internship. 

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Student Spotlight: Sarah Winters, '18

Winters believes that Lyon’s liberal arts curriculum is helpful for elementary school teachers, who teach every subject to their pupils.

“They’re going to ask you questions about science, about math, about social studies, and that’s all your responsibility,” says Winters, “so when I have a wealth of knowledge that I’ve gotten from Lyon that applies in the multiple areas that I’m teaching them, it really helps me feel more comfortable and prepared in the classroom, which in turn makes the students more comfortable as well.”

Read more about her experience and the program here!