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 online undergraduate program offers a high-quality academic experience
and school-based connections. Upon degree completion, graduates are recommended to
the Oklahoma State Department of Education for full teacher certification and are
prepared to take certification exams in other states, if applicable. 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 online degree program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Field experiences, including the student teaching
internship, require in-person classroom observations and interactions. Full-time enrollment
is encouraged, but not required. Generally, freshman students enrolled full time can
expect to complete their degree in four years, which includes student teaching during
the last semester. Students with transfer credit should be aware of unique major and
professional core course sequencing.
Comprehensive teacher certification degree requirements for the Elementary Education
Online program are identical to the on-campus requirement, leading to teacher certification
once university and state requirements are met.
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
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. Prospective transfer students can refer to our college credit transfer guides.
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 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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
Military Members: beginning Fall 2022, active duty military or military veterans of the U.S. Armed
Forces, National Guard, or Reserves are eligible to receive the in-state tuition rate
when admitted to one of OSU's approved online degree or certificate programs. To receive
the in-state tuition rate, students should submit a copy of their DD214 or NGB-22
with application materials. Other forms of documentation may be possible.