Preprimary Endorsement
School of Education

Preprimary Endorsement

  • Undergraduate

23 credits

required for program

The Preprimary Endorsement will prepare you to teach and engage children from ages three to five in a public or private setting. This option can be added to the Elementary Education major to prepare you for further graduate study. Study under professors who integrate a Christian worldview with the profession of teaching.

This endorsement might be the right fit for you if you

  • enjoy working with young children
  • are eager to serve
  • enjoy teaching young children
  • are interested in a career in education

Why study elementary education at Northwestern?

You’ll learn professional practices to engage children from diverse backgrounds. Our students develop an appreciation for child development and diversity in the classroom.

Northwestern’s School of Education provides four levels of classroom practicum experience

  • The first level allows you to find your personal “fit” within the teaching profession.
  • The second focuses on developing theory and skills related to diversity.
  • The third engages you to apply methodologies within your chosen field by creating, teaching, and evaluating lessons in a school classroom.
  • The final level is full-time student teaching in a chosen licensure field.

The School of Education provides teacher education programs approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. They meet the state standards adopted for licensure programs as defined in state Rule 8710.2000 through 8710.8080. All licensure programs are aligned with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice.

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Careers with a Preprimary Endorsement

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in Elementary Education with a Preprimary Endorsement.

What types of work are related to this field?

  • Teaching in your area of specialty
  • Private tutoring
  • Creating/directing educational programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional design (technology training may be required)
  • Textbook editing
  • Online education
  • Student life/student affairs
  • Corporate or business training and development
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of Northwestern’s education graduates felt professionally prepared by their education
meets licensure requirements for the Minnesota Board of Teaching
meets licensure requirements for the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

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