Earning an online bachelor's degree in elementary education will help you serve the education needs of your community and allow you to make a positive impact on generations of learners right where you live.

From planning to implementing learning strategies, an effective teacher meets the diverse needs of a wide range of students. In our program, you'll practice applying the skills of a reflective teacher while you learn classroom, behavioral, and instructional strategies and ways to engage with families and community agencies.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

median annual wage for elementary school teachers

Program Length

As few as 2.6 years, depending on transferred credits


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


A Generous Scholarship

The University of Mary offers a generous scholarship for students in our online elementary education program. Contact us for details and more information.

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Para-professionals looking to support their district in a new role
  • Those looking to start their careers in teaching who have the support of an administrator
  • Anyone who wants to remain in their community and support learning locally

Career Paths

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

What You’ll Learn

Through our Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education online program, you'll be eligible for the North Dakota Professional License to teach in grades 1-8, meeting a variety of needs of districts with elementary and middle schools. As a graduate, you'll be able to

  • Plan and implement strategies for instruction, assessment, and management to facilitate positive learning environments for students with a variety of needs
  • Engage in responsible, professional behaviors that facilitate student learning
  • Collaborate with career teachers, families, and community agencies for professional growth and promote the needs of your students

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the degree program:

Official Transcripts

Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!

At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 

  • Have your transcripts sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504

Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu

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