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Undergraduate Certificates in Elementary Education

302 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 302 undergraduate certificates were awarded to elementary teaching majors. This earns it the #2 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching. About 81.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 57
Women 245
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Elementary Teaching

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 179
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 58
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 30 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
57 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 undergraduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 60% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
51 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 31,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 undergraduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at NAU. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

51 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in elementary teaching. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global awarded 51 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

College of Micronesia-FSM

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
40 Yearly Graduations
70% Women

College of Micronesia-FSM comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in elementary teaching. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 undergraduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at COM-FSM. Of these students, 70% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
27 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 23,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The elementary teaching program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
26 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Santa Fe Community College. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at SFCC. Of these students, 73% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, California
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Westmont College. The elementary teaching program at Westmont College awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#7

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Madonna University. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,930 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching from Madonna.

#7

Great Basin College

Elko, Nevada
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Great Basin College. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching from Great Basin College. About 70% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Shenandoah University. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,400 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Shenandoah University awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Treasure Valley Community College. The elementary teaching program at Treasure Valley Community College awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Drexel University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching from Drexel. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Hawaii comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in elementary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching from BYU - H. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Cleveland Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in elementary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in elementary teaching from Cleveland Community College.

#14

University of Redlands

Redlands, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Redlands comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,020 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at University of Redlands.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 1,990
Secondary Education 301
Teacher Development & Methodology 173
Teacher Education 76
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 38

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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