Home / Academics /Programs of Study /Undergraduate / Elementary Education The Elementary Education program trains you for a ministry career in Christian elementary schools. As with every program at Faith, you receive a strong Bible- core education to supplement your training in teaching. Faith’s education program is approved by the state of Iowa, so graduates may be licensed to teach in public schools as well. This approval gives you the flexibility to serve the Lord either in a Christian ministry or in a secular workplace. Our students consistently perform well on the Praxis exams for state licensure. The 2016 graduates had a 100% pass rate for the exams. Christian School students at Faith can also earn several endorsements. • K-8 Reading Endorsement • K–8 Language Arts Endorsement • 5–8 Middle School Social Studies and English Endorsement Melissa Hult (’09), Kindergarten Teacher It’s hard to put into words just how thankful I am for my time at Faith! The desire to become a teacher had been planted in my heart as a little girl, and in God’s perfect time, it became clear that the elementary education program at Faith would be the means He had chosen to train me to serve Him as a teacher. The methods courses helped me develop a Biblical philosophy of education, a clear understanding of content areas, and a firm grip on current methods and technologies used in the classroom. This instruction was paired with numerous hands-on experiences in a wide variety of both public and private schools, giving me the opportunity to practice and hone my skills in real-life settings. I was blessed with incredible professors who invested in my life and cared deeply for my spiritual and academic growth. The most meaningful part of my time at Faith was the emphasis placed on knowing God and depending on Him to accomplish the work He has given me to do! I am so grateful for the preparation I received as a student at Faith! Alyssa Levy (’12), Kindergarten Teacher While at Faith, I appreciated being able to interact personally with my professors and knowing that they cared about me, not just my attendance in their class. I loved working alongside my teachers through my local church and seeing them living out what they were teaching me! Now that I’m teaching, I love that every day is a new adventure! No matter how much planning and creativity I put into a day, my little munchkins teach me as much as I teach them. I especially appreciate the opportunity to teach students from all around the world. This year I have students from Korea, Taiwan, Hawaii, Japan, Germany, Russia, Guam, and smaller Micronesian islands. I love being able to interact with these children while sharing the Gospel! For more information, contact Dr. Mark Stupka, chair of the Christian School Department.