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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

FastTracks

FastTracks is a flexible and unique, concurrent enrollment program allows students to attend Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) simultaneously. Students save time and money while earning their Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in four years.

Students receive the benefits of attending both institutions, and a new Paws Scholarship allows them to save up to $4,500 toward Northwest classes while attending MCC.

For more information, visit fasttrackskc.com.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Classes offered at night and profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings offered during the day with highly qualified faculty.
  • 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 seven majors and a doctorate program, 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.