What can you do with an elementary education degree?

You'll be fully equipped to work in:

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • International schools
  • Mission schools
  • Alternative schools
  • Charter schools
  • Virtually anywhere licensed teachers are needed

Our department will provide valuable information on schools around the world looking for licensed teachers specifically from Multnomah.

Job outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for teachers is expected to grow by 16 percent through 2018, with a large number of jobs becoming available as older teachers move into retirement. Thus, the field is wide open. Students in Elementary Education are taught to meld creativity, compassion, communication and critical thinking into a combination which will give them success from the front of the classroom.

Student stories

  • Elementary education major Kylie Cole opened her own preschool just a year after graduating.
  • Elementary education major Julia Glanz took 53 high school freshman on a fieldtrip to view MU's Torah scroll.  
  • Elementary education major Wendy Buller traveled to Honduras and volunteered in an orphanage.