B.A. in Elementary Education

Play a role in shaping future leaders.

The Elementary Education program emphasizes experiential learning with courses that take students into Greater Nashua classrooms as soon as their first semester on campus. Students’ program of study culminates with a semester-long student teaching assignment at a local middle or high school, which is coordinated by Rivier’s Education Department staff.

In addition to the elementary education major, students take focused disciplinary content courses, and complete the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, which are required for certification.

Graduates are confident in front of a classroom; through observations and student teaching, they connect theory with practice for classroom success.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

Department of Education
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Education.


B.A. in Elementary Education graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Elementary school teachers
  • Junior high school teachers
  • Education administrators
  • Adult literacy or GED teachers
  • Tutors