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Double Major: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

The combination of these programs allows you to earn two licenses, early childhood education and elementary education, so you can teach pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Our double major graduates are considered the best and are highly recruited.

Why Choose a Double Major?

  • Placement rate is near 100 percent
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Approved by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Pre-kindergarten practica and student teaching in the NAEYC accredited Melba S. Lehner  Children’s School
  • Many different field placements and student teaching placements
  • Preparation for teaching pre-kindergarten through third grade
  • Collaboration with Teacher Education

What You’ll Learn

You will learn and apply principles and theories of educating young children through developmentally appropriate practices.

Double majors follow the Early Childhood Education curriculum and student teach in the primary and elementary grades in Level 4 and take the Praxis 5001 test. Early consultation with an advisor is advised.

Employment Opportunities

When you complete all requirements for both majors, which include only 1 semester of student teaching (EDUC 4840), you will be prepared to teach in programs that serve children from infancy through sixth grade. Most graduates take positions in public school kindergarten or primary classrooms.

The typical starting salary is $35,000 with the potential of increasing with several years of service and additional education.

Visit WSU Career Services for current listings.

The Children’s School

Take part in practica and student teaching at the Melba S. Lehner Children's School, which provides education and care for children of Weber State University students, faculty and staff.

To participate, fill out the application and return it to the Children’s School.


Call 801-626-6277 if you have additional questions.

Admission Requirements

Teacher Education Program

If you're interested in pursuing a double major in early childhood education elementary education, you must apply and be accepted into the Teacher Education program. The program has a competitive admissions process. A limited number of applicants are admitted in March for fall Semester and in October for spring Semester. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is a separate process from Weber State University admission.

Teacher Education Website


Before enrolling in CHF 2600 (Introduction to Early Childhood Education), CHF 2610 (Guidance Based on Developmental Theory) or CHF 2620 (Planning Creative Experiences for Young Children), you must be fingerprinted and have a background check.

If your background check reveals misconduct, you will not be allowed to enroll in these courses or any others that include field experiences, practica or student teaching. This is in compliance with Utah State Law. Allow for an eight-week response time from the state.

WSU Fingerprinting