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Elementary Education

National Louis University

24 months
685 USD/credit
685 USD/credit
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The Elementary Education program from National Louis University is designed for career changers who want to work toward their Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed for self-contained general education (1-6).


What You Will Learn

  • How to teach students while taking into account their unique learning styles. The guiding principle of NLU instructional methods is based on constructivist philosophy: that learning is an active social process and teachers are the facilitators in that process.
  • Best practices in the classroom, and how to apply appropriate teaching methods to language arts, reading, math, social studies, sciences and health and physical education.
  • How to assess and evaluate your techniques, and how to use research to enhance your teaching practices with this Elementary Education program from National Louis University.

Career Outlook

  • Currently, our country's education schools don't graduate an adequate number of qualified teachers to meet the demand, and job prospects are best in areas including urban and rural school districts.
  • NLU students are recognized by school principals as teachers who are comfortable in the classroom, can improve student performance and understand how schools are run.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language 
  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies 
  • Methods for Teaching Arts Education 
  • Methods for Teaching Health and Physical Education 
  • Teaching and Learning in Context 
  • Resident Teacher Practicum 
  • Resident Teacher Student Teaching 
  • Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 
  • Methods tor Teaching Elementary Schools Mathematics 
  • Literacy Methods: K-6 
  • Teaching Reading Comprehension and Content Literacy in Grades 1-6 
  • Methods of Teaching Science 
  • Introduction to and Methods ot Teaching Students witn Disabilities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates cannot be admitted to the program with more than two General Education deficiencies
  • Candidates must complete General Education Requirements before the end of the second term or before the start of the third term:
  • Science – coursework covering at least three of the following areas: physical, life science, and earth and space
  • Social Sciences – coursework covering at least four of the following areas: history, geography, civics and government, economics of Illinois, US and the world
  • Requires observations
  • Requires practicum
  • Requires student teaching. Student teachers spend a minimum of 11 weeks in the classroom at an assigned school.
  • Requires a professional portfolio

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    685 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    685 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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