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What will I learn?

Helping children become excited about learning can lead to a rewarding career in elementary education.

We take a unique approach to teacher education. As an Elementary Education major, you will be placed in actual classrooms from the start. Your college classes are embedded in local elementary schools during pre-practicum and practicum.

Our program prepares you to teach at the elementary (P-5) level, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Why Choose UK Elementary Education?

Our graduates are highly qualified and recruited by schools.
Gain the advantage of joining the EdLife Living Learning residential program.
We partner with top teachers to offer student teaching experiences.
Learn and grow through travel with student teaching abroad.
Experience a diverse community with many opportunities to get involved.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,600.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 October 2022

Start date

9 January 2023


College of Education

103 Dickey Hall,



40506, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students Human Health Sciences students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have a C or higher in all courses required for the degree in order to graduate.

For international students

Freshman Admission: Applicants who have not attended a college or university upon completion of secondary school AND who have met all requirements, including English proficiency, as noted below. Conditional Admission: Applicants who meet UK’s academic requirements for admission but do not meet the minimum language proficiency requirement or the departmental specific requirements (such as certain SAT/ACT math scores for Engineering and Nursing). Students who are offered conditional admission because of English may either resubmit a higher TOEFL/IELTS score or enroll in UK's Center for English as a Second Language program. English proficiency Scores: TOEFL: 71 iBT; IELTS: 6.0; Duolingo: 95.

Application Deadlines: December 1 for Fall semester (August start); October 15 for Spring semester (January start).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky is ranked among the top 100 public research universities, offering multiple programs ranked in the top 25 in the U.S.

  • World-class teaching and research faculty
  • Over USD 146 million in scholarships awarded
  • Top 15 U.S. ‘Diversity Champion colleges and universities’
  • Services & support teams catering to international students

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