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Elementary Education

Inspire the next generation

Feed young minds that crave knowledge and thrive on educational activity. Curious elementary and middle school students are waiting for you to lead them on a journey of discovery. A teacher has the power to bring creatures from distant continents to life or provide marvelous mathematical skills, all in a single day of teaching. An education degree from UW-Eau Claire will give you the means to inspire those young learners.

Read on for information about our majors and minors. If you have further questions please view our course catalog or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. 


All elementary education students will complete a general education major. This ensures that you have well-rounded knowledge to draw from when teaching your students. Middle childhood through early adolescent students will look to you for guidance in a variety of subjects.

Second majors

An additional major can complement your general education major. Adding a second language major will lead to exciting exploration of a different culture and make you more attractive to potential employers. 


A required minor pairs with your general education major and provides in-depth study in the field of your choice. Pick the minor that interests you most and let our one-of-a-kind faculty turn that interest into a passion.

  • Coaching
  • French
  • General Science
  • German
  • Language Arts
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Theatre Arts

Change your major

Are you a current student interested in changing your major? Please contact Education Studies using the information found in the contact section at the bottom of this page.

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