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Elementary Education Degree (Bachelor of Science)

With an elementary education degree from Creighton, you’ll have access to award-winning faculty and opportunities to pursue your passion for teaching. Our fully accredited teacher education programs are designed to prepare you for success in the classroom, whether you’re interested in K–8 parochial schools or K–6 public schools.

Our elementary education degree blends theory and practical experience and includes opportunities to serve as a tutor, teacher’s assistant or student teacher in Omaha metropolitan public and private schools.

You’ll benefit from the strong reputation of Creighton’s Department of Education when you enter the job market or decide to pursue a graduate degree.

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Program Details

Program Goals

Feel confident and prepared to enter the classroom—and make a difference in the lives of today’s young people—with an elementary education degree from Creighton.
As an elementary education major, you’ll learn how to:

  • Be an effective elementary teacher in the Jesuit tradition
  • Inspire children to learn through classroom leadership skills
  • Be an ethical thinker and creative problem solver


Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 52 credits within the elementary education curriculum.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

If you see graduate school in your future, why not start sooner? Get a head start on your Master of Science in Educational Specialist Areas while finishing up your bachelor’s degree. Learn how to save a year of time and tuition through our Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.

Students with Degrees

For students interested in early childhood education who already have a degree, we offer a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education. (For ages three through eight, which translates to pre-kindergarten through grade three.)

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Current Students: Declare Your Major

View requirements for declaring your major including required documents.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Clara Pohlman
“Each class in Creighton’s Education Department is tailored to being a teacher for today. Because of Creighton, I have developed a justice-oriented mindset. I know that will not only benefit me as an educator, but it will also impact my students!”
— Clara Pohlman, Elementary Education Major
Christina Davis
“Creighton has been a great place for me to grow as a future teacher. I’ve learned many ways to ensure my future students’ success and how to create a welcoming learning environment, so every child feels safe and valued.”
— Christina Davis, Elementary Education Major and Spanish Minor
Hannah Kavan
“Creighton’s Education Department shaped me into the teacher I am today. I owe any and all of my success to the extraordinary faculty in this program who not only helped form my skills as an educator, but who also cared about me as a whole person.”
— Hannah Kavan, Elementary Education Alumna

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