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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    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
    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
      • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
      • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
    Master's
      • MAT: Middle Grades Education
      • MAT: Secondary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
    5. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
    Master's
      • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
      • MS in Education - Self-Designed
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Baker College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
      • Doctor of Education in Learning Analytics in K-12 Education
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. Pacific Oaks College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. Education: Elementary Education
      • M.A. Early Childhood Education
      • M.A. Education with Prelimary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
      • Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Online Programs Available
    9. University of the Southwest

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSE Educational Diagnostics
      • MSEd: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Christian University

  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
  • MAT: Middle Grades Education
  • MAT: Secondary Education

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

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

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Baker College

  • Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement

What is your highest level of education completed?

Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Early Childhood Education
  • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
  • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Education

What is your highest level of education?

Pacific Oaks College

  • M.A. Education: Elementary Education
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

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