Why study pre-elementary education at Oak Hills?

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.

66 credits required

  • General Education (42 credits)
  • Biblical Studies (16 credits)
  • Christian Ministry (8 credits)

Required Courses and Course Descriptions

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.


Meet Your Director

Dana Schnortz

Department Chair: General Education
Program Director: Business
Instructor: Business

B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis on Finance
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
M.B.A.
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Professional Business Consultant
Northwest Small Business Development Center, Bemidji, MN
OHCC since 2009

Dana Schnortz
OHCC Admissions Office, 1600 Oak Hills Road SW, Bemidji, MN 56601 local: 218-751-8670, ext. 1285, toll-free: 866-307-OHCC admissions@oakhills.edu