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Basic Certificates in Elementary Education

147 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in elementary teaching. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 147 earned their basic certificate in elementary teaching. This makes it the 11th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for elementary teaching majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for elementary teaching majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in elementary teaching. About 90.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 14
Women 133
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 93
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Basic Certificate Students

There are 34 colleges that offer a basic certificate in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

27 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minnesota State University - Mankato tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Minnesota State University - Mankato awarded 27 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington
25 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Washington University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,582 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their basic certificate in elementary teaching from CWU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#3

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 basic certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Community College of Philadelphia. Of these students, 95% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
22 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cleveland Community College. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 basic certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Cleveland Community College. About 86% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
17 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their basic certificate is San Juan College. The elementary teaching program at San Juan College awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in elementary teaching from FTCC. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Treasure Valley Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The elementary teaching program at Treasure Valley Community College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Louisiana State University - Alexandria. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Louisiana State University - Alexandria.

#8

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Forsyth Technical Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in elementary teaching from Forsyth Tech. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern New Mexico College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,447 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Northern New Mexico College awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Greensboro College

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Greensboro College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,220 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Greensboro College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Edgecombe Community College

Tarboro, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Edgecombe Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in elementary teaching from Edgecombe Community College. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Haywood Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in elementary teaching. The elementary teaching program at Haywood Community College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Wilson Community College

Wilson, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Wilson Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in elementary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in elementary teaching from WCC. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 5,329
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 304
Teacher Education 66
Teacher Development & Methodology 34
Secondary Education 25

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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