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. 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
    3. 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
    4. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Literacy
      • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education
      • Ph.D. in Literacy: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
      • Ph.D in Literacy: Literacy
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Graduate Level Instructional Practices
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Elementary Education, B.A. without Licensure
      • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
    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. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Abilene Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education in Higher Education

Featured Schools

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

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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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

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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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Saint John's University

  • Ph.D. in Literacy
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Graduate Level Instructional Practices

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Colorado Christian University

  • Elementary Education, B.A. without Licensure
  • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure

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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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