What You Can Do with a Major in Elementary Education

At Aurora University, our elementary education program is designed around the concept of achieving excellence in teaching and learning through professional education communities. We believe in our students and their capacity to make a positive influence on the world around them.

We are continuously redesigning our programs based on the demands of today and in anticipation of the needs of tomorrow. Throughout your coursework, you’ll develop a strong academic core and become proficient in the areas you will teach.

Recommended for students who are interested in developing young minds and fostering creativity in public and private schools and home teaching setting.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Business/Budget Analyst
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Day Care/Preschool Administrator
  • Educational Materials Salesperson
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Grant Writer
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Resource Teacher
  • Student Affairs Administrator

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • College/University Instructor
  • Librarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Future Educators at Aurora University
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honorary (Education Honor Society)
  • Leadership Education and Development program (LEAD)

On-campus employment:

  • Communities In Schools
  • Peer Advisor
  • Residence Advisor
  • Star Mentor

Volunteering:

  • Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316