Online B.S. Integrative Studies in Elementary Teacher Training
with a minor in Elementary Education

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Overview of the Online B.S. Integrative Studies in Elementary Teacher Training and a minor in Elementary Education

Prepare to become a licensed elementary teacher who makes a lifelong impact on students.

Are you passionate about making the classroom an innovative, creative space for today’s elementary school students? Choose a program that accelerates your path to licensure. The world of education needs teachers like you, and the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies with a concentration in elementary teacher training and a minor in elementary education prepares you to manage your own K-6 classroom as a licensed educator.

This program provides hands-on, practical classroom experience – which means you don’t just sit through classes. You observe classroom teachers, write your own lesson and unit plans, and complete case studies and analyses from real-life examples. This degree path enables you to:

  • Take 100% online courses
  • Accelerate your speed to licensure by transferring previously earned credits toward your bachelor’s degree
  • Apply biblical principles to your own pedagogy

Upon graduation from this program, students will be eligible for their initial Elementary Generalist K-6 educator licensure. This is one of few programs in the country that provides a licensure pathway without requiring an education major.

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Demonstrate professional, moral, and ethical behaviors and dispositions grounded in related biblical principles
  • Implement methods of teaching in specific content areas that are appropriate for elementary learners
  • Apply concepts that meet the learning needs of elementary learners with diverse backgrounds and different abilities
  • Apply best practices, including data-driven decision making, in instructional planning and delivery
  • Communicate with stakeholders in the field of education
  • Design a safe, productive, equitable, and inclusive learning environment using sound classroom management strategies and high standards for all elementary learners

Career Options

  • K-6 Classroom Teacher


120 Total
$395/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Foundational Courses



Core Courses


General Education

  • Biblical Studies 3 credit hours 
  • Biblical Studies/Philosophy/Religion 3 credit hours 
  • English Oral Communication 3 credit hours 
  • English Written Communication 6 credit hours 
  • Social or Behavior Sciences 6 credit hours 
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours 
  • Natural Sciences 3 credit hours 
  • Arts and Humanities 

Integrative Studies


Elementary Teacher Training Courses



Elementary Education Courses




Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at regionally accredited colleges or universities or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.
  • A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines.
  • A signed FERPA Release Form.

NOTE: Applicants should be aware that Indiana State Legislation has mandated that expanded background checks are required for those working with students in Indiana schools. Applicants will also be required to adhere to any additional State Mandates required for educators. Though candidates will be required to submit an initial background check as a part of their application materials, this background check will only serve to gain admittance to the academic program. School corporations are governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who set policy for their school corporation. All accepted candidates should understand that additional background checks at the candidate’s expense may be required by school corporations before participating in clinical experiences. 

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of general education requirements as specified or by transferred academic category equivalents. (See the requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees.)
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of upper-level courses (300-400 level).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of concentration or minor requirements with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Successfully complete all Clinical Experience requirements associated with the program.
  • Provide passing scores for all required state licensure content and pedagogy examinations.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Upon completion of the candidate’s Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Integrative Studies, a concentration in Elementary Teacher Training, and a minor in Elementary Education (Indiana licensure) program, candidates will be recommended for K-6 Educator Licensure in the state of Indiana. Candidates seeking licensure in states other than Indiana bear the responsibility to determine whether completion of the program will meet the academic and assessment requirements of the state in which licensure is sought.


  1. All candidates will be required to provide passing scores for Indiana’s approved content area examination(s) based on the following schedule, or will be administratively withdrawn from the program:
    • If scheduled for student teaching in September, testing is due the preceding April 1st.
    • If scheduled for student teaching in January, testing is due the preceding September 1st.
  2. Candidates who are unable to complete a course or who receive an unsatisfactory grade will repeat that course before moving on in the program. Tuition and fees will be charged for repeating the course. 



  1. All candidates must complete field experiences throughout the program as well as a 14-week full-time student teaching experience in a K-6 classroom. 
  2. All coursework from the concentration and the minor prior to student teaching must be completed with a minimum grade of no less than “C“ in each course to be eligible to student teach. 
  3. All clinical placements will be made by the Office of Clinical Experiences unless otherwise outlined in course curriculum. Candidates are not to contact any school or attempt to secure their own student teaching assignment at any time. 
  4. Removal from a clinical experience may result in the candidate not passing the course and/or being permanently withdrawn from the program.


The B.S. Integrative Studies Elementary Teacher Training and a minor in Elementary Education at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


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*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024