associate of arts in Pre-Elementary education

Overview of Associate of Arts in Pre-Elementary Education

The Associate in Arts in Pre-Elementary Education degree will provide you with a Bible-centered, general course of study preparing you for further undergraduate education at public and private 4-year colleges and universities. The degree is designed as a transfer degree so that students are able to complete a degree in elementary education and graduate on time.  Students who complete this degree will have met all of the MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) Liberal Education requirements; however, transferability is determined by the receiving institution.

Students in this program will have a strong foundation in biblical studies and interpretation. Another important characteristic of the program is that all general education courses (such as science, history, English, mathematics and philosophy) are taught from a distinctly Christian worldview, with the expectation that these courses will contribute to students’ growth in faith.

Who Should Apply

Individuals with an interest in elementary education, and those who value an education rooted in a biblical worldview.

Career Paths

You will be prepared for empoyment at organizations that require a 2-year degree. Many AA students transfer to other institutions in programs like education, nursing/health care, mass communications, social work, history, English, criminal justice, engineering, and many others.

Required Credits

66 credits required including: General Education (42), Biblical Studies (16), Christian Ministry (8). To view a list of required courses, click here.

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Program Director: Business 
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B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis on Finance 
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 
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Northwest Small Business Development Center, Bemidji, MN 
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