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Learn to teach from a biblical perspective

You can learn how to teach from a biblical perspective in Moody’s Elementary Education program. Get purposeful, research-based training in effective teaching techniques and receive your ACSI K–8 teaching certification. Starting in fall 2025, Elementary Education students will be prepared according to state licensure in Illinois to teach in any public or Christian school that requires state certification! You’ll get to form relationships with your professors, as they invest in your growth and mentor you.

The Elementary Education graduating class of 2017 has 100% job placement—you’ll graduate ready to continue ministry, and equipped to get a job.

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Your Elementary Education Studies

As you study, you’ll learn to:

  • Teach with current, research-based techniques.
  • Integrate the Bible into your classroom with a biblical worldview.
  • Enter a class with confidence and help your students learn practical skills.
  • Write curriculum and use it during a semester of student teaching anywhere in the world.
  • Bring the gospel to your students, and much more!

Meet an Elementary Education professor

Learn from experienced faculty mentors like Lisa Smith, program head of Elementary Education, and Peter Worrall, associate professor.

Lisa Smith

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Peter Worrall

Peter Worrall

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Financial Aid

For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $399 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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Elementary Education Certification

The Bachelors in Elementary Education program at Moody Bible Institute is not currently designed to meet the licensure standards set by the state of Illinois. It does meet the Association of Christian School International requirements for ACSI Certification. Moody Bible Institute cannot determine whether a particular licensure program meets the requirements outside of Illinois. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements or guidelines for reciprocity.

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