BA Elementary Education | Ana G. Mendez University

BA Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

The B.A. in Elementary Education prepares elementary teachers as generalists with knowledge in literacy, math, science, and social studies. The program provides foundational training in educational theory, practice, and techniques to build safe and productive learning environments. The program aims to prepare reflective, ethical, and responsive teachers who are committed to ensure every student has access to opportunities to learn. Every course, field-based observation and internship is intended to build the student’s skills and competencies to be an effective teacher.

This degree offers a path to a bachelor’s degree with a track to certification or non-certification track.

Employment Opportunities

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher (certification required)
  • Instructional Coach
  • Private Tutor

General Requirements for Admission:

The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or one of the equivalents as defined by the Department of Higher Education HEA Sec. 484(d) and detailed below:

  • A GED Certificate
  • A certified or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • A conferred associate’s degree
  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree may provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.

Conditional acceptance is available for students who are enrolled while still in high school. Students must receive their high school diploma or equivalent prior to being admitted to AGMU. Students must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to receiving a diploma or degree from AGMU.

Supporting Documentation:

Applicants must provide evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school to an authorized University member. Only original documents will be considered as evidence. Original documents such as:

  • A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document
  • Certification prepared by a secondary institution, agency recognized by the US
  • Applicants who have completed previous college-level coursework must provide an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”).
  • Applicants who have not completed 60 semester or 72 quarter hours at a recognized institution of higher education must provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent as defined above.

If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.

*If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, the applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.

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