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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in

Elementary Education

Please note: Although we are no longer accepting applications for this undergraduate program, we encourage you to explore the minor in contemplative education. 

Yes, teachers change lives. At Naropa, your life will change too as you learn how to become a teacher in a Bachelor's in Elementary Education program that brings mindfulness to the classroom. You'll graduate with fully accredited professional licensure and the ability to meet the needs of diverse students with compassion.

If you're seeking a degree to become a teacher, choose an undergraduate program that prepares you to teach in both today’s classroom and the classrooms of the future. Our Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is grounded in contemplative practices and values cultural and linguistic diversity.

Complete your bachelor's in elementary education and become an elementary school teacher who celebrates diversity and addresses children's social emotional intelligence with courage and compassion.

 

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Courses you Could Take

in the Minor in Contemplative Education

Learn how from award-winning faculty who are deeply committed to the field of education. Courses in the Minor in Contemplative Education include:

The Naropa Difference

Among schools of education, Naropa is unique in its inclusion of mindfulness practices. Our contemplative approach, when integrated with traditional methodologies, prepares you for the needs of today's world. 

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Personal Growth

Not all degrees in teaching address the self-care skills you’ll need to support yourself as you support the emotional growth of your elementary school students. Pedagogical methodology and content knowledge are crucial, but when you choose teaching as a career, you also need tools to stay inspired and connected with your students. Transform yourself as you learn how to become a teacher. Then, transform the world through teaching.

Diversity

Commitment to Equity

At Naropa, we believe that education requirements for teachers should be rigorous, introspective, and culturally responsive. Throughout our undergraduate program curriculum, you’ll engage in culturally and linguistically diverse coursework.

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Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Our Minor in Contemplative Education appreciates students who are highly motivated to serve.

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Students Transformed

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“Naropa's elementary education program emphasizes mindfulness and self-exploration and focuses on anti-racist, multicultural, and critical pedagogy. It’s an opportunity for those passionate about entering the field of teaching to dive deep into why we teach in the first place. I am eager to see this program’s ripple effects on public education as the self-transformation that is taking place at Naropa spreads to elementary schools around the country.”

Rachel Boyle

BA in Elementary Education, 2020