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

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
    Master's
      • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (NITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (ITL)
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in STEM
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Reading
      • 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. Walden University

    Program Options

    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
    Bachelor's
      • BS Elementary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DME: Doctor of Music Education
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Middle Grades Education
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Secondary Education
      • EDS: Curriculum and Instruction
    Master's
      • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (36 Hours): Elementary Education
      • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (36 Hours): Middle Grades Education
      • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (45 Hours): Elementary Education
      • MA: Music Education: Music Studies
      • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (36 Hours): Secondary Education
      • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (45 Hours): Middle Grades Education
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Education Non-Licensure: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BED: Education Licensure: Elementary Education
      • BED: Education Licensure: Middle Education - English
      • BED: Education Licensure: Middle Education - Social Sciences
      • BS: Education Non-Licensure: Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Early Childhood Education
      • AA: Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
      • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education
  • 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
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. Baker College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. 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
    10. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AAS Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Early Childhood Care and Development Diploma

Featured Schools

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

Grand Canyon University

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

Walden University

  • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
  • BS Elementary Education

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • DME: Doctor of Music Education
  • MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching (36 Hours): Elementary Education
  • BS: Education Non-Licensure: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • AA: Early Childhood 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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Regent University

  • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education

What is your highest level of education completed?

Northcentral University

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

What is your highest level of education?

Baker College

  • Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement

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