Elementary Education

Dr. Jacqueline Hansen, Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
3223 Alexander Hall • Murray, KY 42071
270-809-2500

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers baccalaureate degrees in Elementary Education (kindergarten through fifth grade). Throughout these programs you will have the opportunity to apply what you've learned through 200 hours of field experiences observing classrooms, teaching children, and assisting teachers. 
Earn your degree at the Murray campus or one of our regional campus sites in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Paducah. If you are currently attending a community college in this region, rest assured that Murray State University has collaborated with our academic partners to provide a smooth transition as you work toward a bachelor's degree. Once you successfully complete the bachelor’s program in Elementary Education or Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, you are eligible for Kentucky teacher certification.

To become an elementary school teacher, you can obtain a BS or BA degree in elementary education with a four-year program at the Murray main campus. You may also build on a community college degree to earn a BS degree at regional campus sites in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, or Paducah.

Undergraduate degrees: 
• Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (P-5) 
• Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (P-5)