At a Glance:
Elementary Education Adult Degree Program
|Semester hours||52 (with ESOL endorsement)|
|Average Completion Time||Five semesters (20 months)|
|Cost per credit||$473* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
|Location||Portland and Salem, Ore.
||August (fall semester)
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Adult Degree Program
Elementary Education Degree
Are you an adult who dreams of becoming an elementary education teacher?
George Fox University offers part-time bachelor's degree programs for adults in Portland and Salem, Ore.
Our Adult Elementary Education Oregon program offers initial licensure with authorization in early childhood and elementary education.
The program offers an ESOL endorsement.
Designed for the working adult
Our degree-completion program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults. You’ll have approximately 15 to 18 hours of homework each week in addition to your one evening class per week and one Saturday per month. With organization and planning, the program is manageable.
Become a teacher without neglecting your responsibilities.
Hybrid Online Classes
Many classes are offered in a hybrid format, combining online and face-to-face formats.Become a teacher in a program that fits your schedule.
All undergraduate faculty are experienced PreK-12 teachers who have gone on to become leaders in teacher education. Our faculty continuously develop curriculum and instruction strategies in which classroom practices are modeled and reinforced, providing a continuously evolving program that is relevant now and in the future.
Become a teacher alongside those who live the teaching life.
Extensive field experience
Field experiences play a critical role in becoming a teacher.
During each semester candidates develop knowledge, skills, and disposition in a variety of settings, including elementary schools who partner with the program to provide quality student-teaching experiences.
Become a teacher of real kids in real classrooms and communities.
Students are a part of a small, supportive cohort consisting of no more than 20 people. Your major classes will be completed with the same group of students – colleagues who will motivate you and provide continual support.
Become a teacher through close community, teamwork and support.
Emerging classroom technologies can be used to facilitate powerful learning in the classroom. The undergraduate program not only infuses and models classroom technology, but offers competitive technology mini-grants to fund students who are inspired to explore innovative projects in technology during their student-teaching.
Become a teacher in the digital world.
Integrity and values
We believe that becoming a teacher is about more than simply acquiring the skills and knowledge to teach. We view becoming a teacher as a journey of transformation, radically changing the mental and spiritual facets of ourselves. The elementary education faculty and staff strive to walk beside each candidate in this transforming journey, providing support, pointing the way – and sometimes asking the hard questions that can catalyze critical moments of growth. Faculty and staff strive to guide candidates in Jesus’ spirit of gentleness and persistence.
Director of Elementary Ed ADP
Inquiry & Application Coordinator