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Elementary School Certification Preparation (Grades 1-6)

Lindenwood University

36 months
18000 USD/year
18000 USD/year
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The Lindenwood University Elementary School Certification Preparation (Grades 1-6) program is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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The initial teacher education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Students who enroll in the Elementary School Certification Preparation (Grades 1-6) program at Lindenwood University may select one of two pathways to completion of the program:

  • Successful completion of the Lindenwood University teacher education program qualifies the student for recommendation for teaching certification, issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MoDESE).
  • Those students who desire to work in an educational field but do not desire teaching certification may pursue the Master of Arts in Education degree.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Acquisition and Development for Young Children
  • Introduction to Early Childhood/ Special Education
  • Elementary School Classroom Teaching and Technology
  • Perceptual Motor Development
  • Early Childhood Cognitive Curriculum Concepts
  • Creative Curriculum Materials for Early Childhood/ Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Elementary Differentiation and Classroom Management
  • Pre K-8 Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • Early Childhood Screening, Diagnosing and Prescribing Instruction
  • The Integrated Literature Curriculum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


77 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Please provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.
  • Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance).
  • Graduate students must submit certified copies of college transcripts through WES
  • Graduate students with a cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA below 3.0 must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of your current resume with all of your academic and work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Saint Charles

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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