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Elementary Education - Liberal & Professional Studies


What will I learn?

Simpson's elementary teacher education program will teach you how to turn your love of young children into a rewarding career. Along with the knowledge you'll gain in the classroom, you will be trained in the ethical expectations and responsibilities of being a teacher while developing important critical thinking skills. Check out a few of the classes you'll be taking.

This class will introduce you to public education and to the profession of teaching. By focusing on the historical, philosophical and sociological aspects of American public education, as well as policies and political issues arising from these foundational issues, the course leads you through a reflective critique of our current educational system and its significance to our society. You will formulate your own philosophy of education and spend a minimum of ten hours on-site, working with a host teacher and his/her students in a nearby elementary school.

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Simpson Success Stories

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Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Jean Mullen '13

Jean Mullen '13

Small School, Big World

Without the students, teaching would be a mundane and ‘simple’ task,” she said. “The students are what bring each lesson alive. The reward of seeing a student succeed or have an ‘ah-ha’ moment is indescribable.

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Natalie Nielsen '11

Natalie Nielsen '11

Band Instructor In Iowa

I was involved in every single instrument ensemble you can think of.

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Clay Finley '15

Clay Finley '15

From Battlefield to Football Field

If you need help, Simpson will help you succeed.

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