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Online Elementary Education Degree

Advance Your Career as an Educator

Transfer your associate degree credits, earn a bachelor’s degree, and prepare to teach elementary school in Illinois with this CAEP-accredited, ISBE-approved program.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $459
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Up to 69 transfer credits accepted
  • 99% edTPA pass rate
  • 400 hours of practical classroom experience
  • No application fee or ACT/SAT scores required

Become a Licensed Elementary School Teacher in Two Years

The online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Greenville University is designed for students who have an associate degree and want to continue their education to teach grades one through six in the state of Illinois. You can transfer up to 69 previously earned associate credits to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue licensure in just two years.

Our bachelor’s in elementary education online program is delivered in a flexible online learning environment. It takes a faith-based approach to educating young learners and is grounded in Christian values.

Greenville students have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA exam, surpassing the national average. Because the online elementary education degree is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, you can be confident you’re earning a credential that’s recognized statewide for academic excellence.


Greenville has special partnerships with six institutions to allow a seamless transfer of associate degree credits into the B.S. in Elementary Education program. Partners include:

  • Kaskaskia College
  • Lake Land Community College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lincoln Christian University
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Southwestern Illinois College

Students who transfer from other institutions may need to complete the prerequisites required for the B.S. in Elementary Education program.


Coursework explores relevant education topics like lesson planning, data-driven assessment, literacy, teaching methods, and more. As a student, you will complete 400 hours of fieldwork to make meaningful connections between coursework and real-world classroom experience. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to sit for the edTPA exam and pursue initial licensure for elementary education in Illinois.

Curriculum Details

Program Outcomes

When you complete Greenville’s online elementary education degree, you will be able to:

Career Outlook

Graduates of Greenville’s two-year elementary education degree are prepared for successful careers teaching elementary school in the state of Illinois. In fact, 90% of our School of Education students find employment within the first year after graduation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois is a top employer of elementary teachers nationwide and the median annual salary for these educators is $66,140.

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Admission Requirements

To apply for the online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

Tuition for this program is $459 per credit hour. Our online elementary education degree is designed to include the seamless transfer of up to 69 associate degree credits, allowing you to finish your degree faster and for a lower cost.

Greenville is proud to offer high-quality online degrees with competitive tuition. We will work with you to ensure that your educational dreams are within reach.

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Learn From Education Experts

Greenville’s distinguished and caring faculty bring years of relevant teaching experience to the online classroom, so you gain valuable skills for your career as an educator. They are here to offer one-on-one encouragement and guidance as you complete your online bachelor’s in elementary education degree.paragraph is large copy

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Why Online?

Study in a format that fits your life with our flexible and convenient online programs. Online learners receive personal support from application to graduation and experience the same academic rigor as on-campus students.

Online Learning Benefits

Financial Aid

Your education is an investment in your future. With our competitive tuition and transfer credit options, you can make your degree affordable. Learn more about federal aid, military benefits, and scholarships to fund your studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our dedicated admissions team is here to help. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.

This program is designed to be completed in two years when you transfer in the maximum number of associate degree credits. Visit our courses page to review the curriculum.

Total tuition for the B.S. in Elementary Education program is $55,080 with no transfer credits applied. With the maximum number of transfer credits (69) applied, the total tuition cost is $23,409. You can learn more about tuition and fees here.

Greenville University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved education provider, and the B.S. in Elementary Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

You can transfer up to 69 previously earned credits into our online B.S. in Elementary Education program. Students who transfer the maximum amount of credits can complete their program in two years. Find out more about our admission policy here.

Graduates of this program are qualified to sit for the edTPA exam, pursue initial licensure, and teach elementary school (grades one through six) in the state of Illinois.

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