Education at Franklin College

The Franklin College Elementary Education Program focuses on preparing teaching professionals who have the knowledge and the hands-on experience to meet the demands of innovation and change.

We combine the rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum with the content and pedagogical knowledge teaching professionals need to have a positive impact on the elementary learner.

Download the Elementary Education Major Handout (PDF)

Departmental Highlights

Why do students choose elementary education at Franklin College?

  • The practical experience of working with students and experienced teachers in accredited school classrooms
  • The opportunity to be part of a community of learners who advance through the education program together
  • Superintendents and principals actively seek out Franklin College education graduates for teaching positions.

Elementary Education majors receive a personalized educational experience.

  • Faculty members know the elementary education majors well through serving as their academic advisors and their course instructors.
  • Faculty maintains strong relationships with program graduates, providing a connection that helps both current candidates and alumni in the Franklin College family.
  • Aubrey Curry

    “This program has been amazing. I have learned so much and the support behind the professors was always there when I needed it. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience.” - Aubrey Curry

  • Brooke Hughes

    “Overall I have enjoyed my time in the education program and feel competent in becoming a highly successful educator.” - Brooke Hughes

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Did You Know?

Elementary Education majors complete 600 hours of field experiences in elementary classrooms prior to student teaching.