Elementary Education Degree & Kansas Teaching Licensure Program

Program Overview

The Accelerated Elementary Education Unified program at MNU allows you to complete your degree or licensure in both Elementary Education and Special Education.

The accelerated program is structured so that you can work toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education in a flexible format built for working adults.

Already have a degree in another area? Take advantage of the licensure option, giving you the same ability to teach in an elementary setting in just 18 months. Either way, you’ll be able to work full-time during the first 12 months of the program.

you Should Know

  • Meets fully online, with exception of student teaching experience
  • This program certifies you in both elementary certification and SPED certification
  • Complete your Bachelor's or Licensure in 18 months and fulfill 64-67 credit hours at $389 per credit hour

Our program is fully accredited by CAEP and KSDE. Even though courses meet on campus, our instructors often enhance their lessons with podcasts, vodcasts, social networking, wikis, and other electronic delivery technology. Students may also engage in real-time webcasts with instructors throughout the program using virtual collaboration tools like Adobe Connect, allowing for asynchronized and synchronized learning each week.

upcoming start dates*

  • January 2019

*For information on our priority application deadlines and registration deadlines, please contact us at 913-971-3800 or at pgadmissions@mnu.edu.

Costs & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 70 total* *64-67 credit hours needed (dependent upon
    the need for 9-12 hours of student teaching credits).
  • Onsite & Online Tuition: $389/credit hour** **Prices effective July 1, 2018 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments. This program is also approved for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. MNU School Code: 007032. Information and applications may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Services Office at (913) 971-3298 or  finaid@mnu.edu

Family Education Discount

MNU partners with many metro companies, organizations, and schools to provide reduced education costs for employees. With these partnerships, employees and some immediate family members can receive a discount on the Accelerated United Elementary Education Program.

Military/Veterans Financial Aid

MNU appreciates the service and protection that the military provides for us all. We offer a Military Financial Aid Program that can help active military, veterans and their spouses reposition themselves in the working world.


Job Opportunities

Advanced certification like Graduate Teacher Certification from MNU can open doors on your career. Our Career Options tool lets you explore real-time current job opportunities that this degree could qualify you for. We've pre-selected the Kansas City metro for you, but if you're located elsewhere, or looking to move, simply update the location and you can see job opportunities anywhere in the U.S.

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Our People are the Difference

Our faculty and staff bring real world experience and expertise to the classroom and with a Christlike mindset, we are here to support your success throughout your program.

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