Elementary Education (Pre K-4) with Special Education (Pre K-8)

Educate the Future

Do you remember the teacher you liked the most when you were a child? The one who made learning fun — and maybe inspired you to become a teacher yourself? Seton Hill’s elementary education with special education program will prepare you to become the teacher that future generations will remember, for having made a positive, lasting impact on their lives.

Your Future in Elementary & Special Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for certified  elementary educators is solid through 2024. In May 2016, the median annual wage for elementary school teachers was $55,800, and $57,910 for special education teachers.

Career opportunities for education majors include:

  • Teachers in Public, Private & Parochial Schools
  • Adoption & Child Care Agencies
  • Alternative School, Preschool & Afterschool Programs
  • Educational Software Design
  • State & Federal Education Assistance & Support Programs
  • Tutoring Programs
  • Textbook Development

"I'm ready to start getting these second graders' creative juices flowing, to use interactive bulletin boards, to use technology in the best way possible, to sing and dance with my little ones, and to help them in reaching their goals and following their dreams!  I know I've learned exactly how to do this from only the best!"

- Marisa Dunaway (SHU 2013), in an email sent to her education professors after accepting a second grade teaching position at St. John Central Grade School in her hometown of Marietta, Ohio. Marisa graduated from Seton Hill with a degree in elementary education with special education.

Sample Courses

Elementary Education with Special Education Courses

Elementary Education (Pre K - 4) with Special Education (Pre K - 8) Stories

Our Faculty

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admit@setonhill.edu or email Bonnie Ordonez, Division of Education Chairperson, at bordonez@setonhill.edu.