Elementary Education

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Finish Your Bachelor's Degree, Major in Elementary Education

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 Redmond, Oregon. Our adult degree elementary education program offers initial licensure with authorization in early childhood and elementary education in Oregon. Designed for the working adult, our degree-completion program entails one evening class per week and one Saturday per month. (In addition, many classes are offered in a hybrid format, combining online and face-to-face formats.) With a little organization and planning, the program is very manageable.

Elementary Education program
Complete your bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked Christian college

George Fox University's Adult Degree Programs give you the flexibility to complete your bachelor's degree in as few as 16 months. Take classes online or at our conveniently located Portland site. We were one of the first universities in the country to provide adult-centered degree completion and have one of the best reputations in the state for knowing and meeting the needs of adult students.

Forbes consistently ranks George Fox among the top Christian colleges in the country, and U.S. News & World Report classifies the university as a "Best Regional University" and "Best Value" school. All our degree programs are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.

Program Formats and Offerings

Depending on the degree program, students can choose to take classes online or in Portland.

Project Management (online, Portland)
A 16-month degree, based on current PMI standards, that prepares you to systematically initiate, plan, execute, control, and complete a well-documented project.

Healthcare Administration (online, Portland)
A 16-month professional degree based on national healthcare leadership standards that prepares you for a non-clinical healthcare career.

Elementary Education (Portland)
A 20-month, field experience-integrated degree that enables you to earn your initial licensure with authorization in early childhood and elementary education.

General Education/Electives (online, Portland)
8-week classes that enable you to complete your general education (liberal arts core curriculum) and elective credits in an adult-learning format.

Management & Organizational Leadership (online, Portland)
A 16-month degree program designed to equip you as an effective leader and manager in a business, public or nonprofit organization.

Social & Behavioral Studies (online, Portland)
A 16-month, professionally applicable degree that prepares you for the helping fields by combining a curriculum of psychology, sociology and social work.

Flourish at George Fox

Journey with peer support

Our ADP majors utilize a cohort model that groups students together in learning communities for a 16-month schedule. In-person cohort courses are offered in the evenings and meet one night per week (6 to 10 p.m.) for two to six weeks per course (an occasional Saturday class may be required). Additionally, in an effort to build community and support, students are invited to a private Facebook group for their respective cohorts.

Degrees designed for professional application

At George Fox, we believe that valuable education coincides with immediate application. That’s why our faculty designed your major classes with professional outcomes at the core of the curriculum. Whether learning in the online or face-to-face format, you can be confident that your degree will help you accomplish your professional and personal goals.

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Let us help you determine how close you are to meeting the entrance requirements and how soon you will be able to begin a degree-completion cohort. Even if you are beginning with little or no college credits, many options are available, including credit by examination and courses at other colleges and universities. The evaluation is a free service with no obligation to enroll in one of our programs. Request more info today.

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