The BS in Elementary Education program builds on Walden's long history of enhancing educator effectiveness through higher education in order for students to succeed. The program incorporates strategies to help students develop confidence and succeed in today's diverse classroom environments and become highly effective professional teachers. "Teaching our youth is a critically important career, and at Walden, we are proud to offer a flexible program that will meet the needs of today's best teacher candidates and provide them with the quality foundation for success," said Dr. Janet Williams, dean of the School of Education and Professional Licensure. The program is designed to create well-rounded teacher candidates through core and general education courses, as well as higher-level courses focused on certification preparation and the real-world classroom experience. Coursework will explore the integration of technology in the classroom, building family partnerships, collaboration, and literacy, and will incorporate the opportunity to apply best practices through in-person experiences in kindergarten through sixth-grade classrooms.