Elementary Education - Riverland

Elementary Education

Start Your Journey to Becoming an Elementary School Teacher with Riverland Community College and Winona State University

Riverland Community College, in collaboration with Austin Public Schools and Winona State University, offers an integrated pathway to a career in elementary education. This seamless program allows students to earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree at Riverland and then complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education online through Winona State University.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Affordable and Personalized Education: Riverland Community College provides a cost-effective and supportive learning environment with experienced faculty and smaller class sizes.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Choose from various delivery methods including traditional classroom settings, online courses, and interactive television to suit your learning style and schedule.
  • Clinical Experience: Gain practical experience in the classroom setting before you begin traditional teaching, preparing you with the skills needed to succeed.

Program Details:

  • AA Degree at Riverland: Focus your electives to emphasize your teaching goals and prepare for a smooth transition to WSU’s online program.
  • BS Degree at Winona State University: Continue your education online in Austin, meeting specific academic requirements to qualify for WSU’s highly-regarded Elementary Education program.

Admission Requirements for WSU’s Elementary Education Program:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the most recent 30 credits.
  • A grade of "B" or better in at least one English course (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1105).
  • A grade of "B" or better in Speech (SPCH 1100).
  • A grade of "C" or better in one of the required Math courses (MATH 1110 or higher, MATH 2021, MATH 2203).
  • Successful application and acceptance to Winona State University.
  • Completion of the Early Clinical requirement.

What You'll Do as an Elementary School Teacher:

  • Develop and apply multiple teaching methods tailored to the needs of young learners.
  • Engage students with technology and experiential learning activities.
  • Create inclusive educational strategies for students with special needs.
  • Foster a positive and structured learning environment.

Employment Outlook:

  • Elementary school teaching is a substantial and stable career in Minnesota, with numerous opportunities in educational services, administrative support, and more.

Ready to Shape the Future? Are you prepared to inspire and educate the next generation? If you are interested in pursuing a fulfilling career in elementary education, fill out our request for more information form today. Learn more about how Riverland Community College and Winona State University can help you achieve your educational and professional goals in this vital and rewarding field. Start your journey to becoming an elementary school teacher now!

Last Updated: May 7, 2024

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Arts
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Austin
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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