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. Kaplan University

    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
      • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Online Programs Available
    2. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Elementary Education
      • Master: Education - Curriculum and Instruction
      • Master of Education - Secondary Education
      • Master: Education - Leadership in Educational Organizations
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Graduate Level Instructional Practices
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
    8. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate of Education - Higher Education
      • EdD Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
    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
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    University of Pennsylvania

  • Nashville, TN

    Vanderbilt University

Featured Schools

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Kaplan University

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

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American InterContinental University

  • Master of Education - Elementary Education
  • Master: Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education - Secondary Education

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Saint Joseph's University

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

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education
  • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Graduate Level Instructional Practices

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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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

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Concordia University Portland

  • Doctorate of Education - Higher Education
  • EdD Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership

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