Why study elementary education online through OSU?
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and be prepared to teach all
subjects for grades 1-8, including mathematics, science, reading/language arts and
social studies. This fully-online program provides maximum convenience and flexibility,
while still offering a high-quality academic experience with faculty who have high
levels of pedagogical expertise and school-based connections. Our education graduates
are highly sought after by school districts and go on to work in a variety of educational
settings, fulfilling their passion to serve students.
This 100 percent online degree program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but not required.
Generally, students enrolled full time can expect to complete their degree in four
years, which includes student teaching during the last semester.
The online program follows the same curriculum as the on-campus elementary education
program. Degree completion requires at least 124 credit hours, including general education
courses, college/departmental courses, major courses, professional core courses and
student teaching. After completing general education courses, students will begin
education preparatory program courses during their sophomore year. The student teaching experience is designated for spring semester of the student’s senior year and will ideally be
completed in the student’s local or neighboring community.
Early Lab and Clinical Experience in Elementary Education
Social Studies in the Elementary School Curriculum
Design and Management of the Elementary School Classroom
Elementary School Curriculum Design and Development
Teaching Mathematics at the Intermediate Level
Science in the Elementary School Curriculum
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum
To apply for the program, students must complete the OSU undergraduate application. By completing the online application and answering the essay questions, you will
automatically be considered for scholarship opportunities at OSU. Comprehensive admission
requirements for online, freshman, international and readmission students can be found
through OSU Undergraduate Admissions.
OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure which means students taking 12-18 hours will be charged the same block rate whether
they take 12 to 18 hours in a semester. This helps students shorten the time to earn
their degrees and assists with financial budgeting. Additionally, OSU accepts transfer credit and all undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the
university and college. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2020-2021 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2020-2021 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2020-2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they
factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if
not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer