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Northwest Missouri State University

Elementary Education <i>with Language Arts concentration</i> Major

Elementary Education with Language Arts concentration
Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Elementary education majors at Northwest are certified to teach in first through sixth grades with a concentration in language arts. Faculty focus on ensuring students are proficient in their content areas, teaching methodologies  that include strategies to engage students and plan effective lessons, and classroom management that  establishes positive relationships.

Students participate in multiple hands-on experiences to ensure they are career-ready upon graduation.

FastTracks Eligible Program


This major is eligible for the FastTracks program. FastTracks is an accelerated, focused and affordable program available to students wanting to earn their Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in four years. For more information, visit

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Programs are offered during the day with highly qualified faculty, and provide profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings.
  • Through partnerships with surrounding grade schools, middle schools and high schools, faculty ensure students have opportunities to participate in classrooms as early as their first year.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses, some exceptions may apply.

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With more than 16 majors, graduate, doctorate and certificate programs, faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $7,300 over four years.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $6,000.