Free Online Elementary and Preschool Level Teaching Courses

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The University of Utah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Open University each host free online courses on elementary and preschool teaching theory and techniques. Search through courses that might interest you.
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Free Elementary and Preschool Level Teaching Courses

Free elementary and preschool teaching courses will help interested students to explore how children learn. Also discussed will be the responsibilities for classroom teachers.

Open University

Open University's free online courses in this area of study include subjects like how children learn, learning at home, and observational approaches. Students interested in these topics can study the lessons online or they can download each course as an eBook.

Utah State University

Textbooks for this class at Utah State University include Practical Research, 7th Edition, and Engaging Teachers. Assignments will be broken down into ten units, covering library research, quantitative analysis, formative evaluation, and more.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT's free online elementary and preschool level teaching courses include a K-12 class and an intro to education. The K-12 classroom teaching course requires much reading, in addition to assignments in PDF format on topics such as performance assessment, lesson plans, and conquering your misconceptions.

Free Online Elementary and Preschool Level Teaching Courses

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Knowledge in Everyday Life course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Exploring Children's Learning course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Play, Learning and the Brain course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Introducing Observational Approaches in Research with Children and Young People course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
Parents and Toddlers: Teaching and Learning at Home course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
What Children's Perspectives Tell Us about Inclusion course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
The Role of Play in Children's Learning course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Working with Young People: Roles and Responsibilities course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Research for the Classroom Teacher course from Utah State University Unspecified Textbooks Yes No Yes
Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/projects Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Middle Grades
      • Master of Education - Early Childhood Education
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Education
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Middle Grade Education
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
      • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
      • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    Master's
      • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
      • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    5. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Arkansas State University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
      • Master of Science in Early Childhood Services
      • Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction
      • Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory & Practice
    Certificate
      • Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Curriculum Director
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: ESOL (K-Adult)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Secondary Education with Autism Specialization
      • MS in Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification
  • Online Programs Available
    9. George Fox University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Teaching
    Bachelor's
      • Adult Degree Program - Elementary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Early Childhood Education
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Education
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • EdD - Learning Analytics in Higher Education
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
      • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Brenau University

  • Master of Education - Middle Grades
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Early Childhood Education
  • Education Specialist - Middle Grade Education

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
  • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
  • BS in Early Childhood Administration

Which subject are you interested in?

Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning

What is your highest level of education?

The George Washington University

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

What is your highest level of education?

Arkansas State University

  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Services
  • Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Curriculum Director

What is your highest level of education completed?

Concordia University Portland

  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

What is your highest level of education?

Saint Joseph's University

  • MS - Secondary Education with Autism Specialization
  • MS in Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification

What is your highest level of education completed?