Elementary Education

Education for the Newest Generation

“Tell me and I forgot. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Backing classroom theory to field experience and resume-building connections, Quincy’s Professional Developmental School (PDS) model gets you in front of a classroom during your early education courses.

Your Courses:

Hands-on learning and consistent classroom exposure through the PDS approach prepares students for to be in front of a classroom long before student teaching.


Preparing for the Future

I use the knowledge and skills I learned at Quincy University every day. That experience shaped my career and who I am as a person.
Kevin Hahn '12, Communication Staffer, Illinois Senate

Your Career Options:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Para-educator

Active Learning Opportunities:

  • Tutor children in the QU Reading Center and get worthwhile experience
  • Get involved with QU Chalk Hawks, the teacher education student organization
  • Strive for membership in the Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society
Fun Fact: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $8,000 to $16,000 per year.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

Contact Us

For more information about the School of Education, contact Dr. Bruce Spitzer, Dean of the School of Education, at spitzbr@quincy.edu