The Elementary Education program at NKU is a four-year program leading to a degree of Bachelor of Arts. It focuses on the educational and developmental needs of children in the early childhood years (P-5) and is the first step toward attaining teacher certification in the state of Kentucky.
The advisement process is particularly crucial for teacher education students. It is suggested that freshman or other interested students declare a pre-major in elementary education. This procedure will result in assignment to a teacher education adviser familiar with the current curricular and admission requirements and with any impending changes that may occur prior to the student's admission semester.