Undergraduate Education

Elementary Education

Elementary Education at Viterbo

Teaching is a form of inspiration. It is about building relationships that nurture young minds in the classroom. More importantly, it is about creating community and engaging students at a young age with a strong foundation of learning skills.

At Viterbo, these ideals are at the core of the education program. Viterbo's elementary education program prepares teachers to become ethical leaders, and exceptional educators. In the program, theory and practice are directly linked. Students are given many opportunities to practice theory in classroom settings, while building professional relationships.

With looming shortages in the state and nation, it is a great time to become a teacher. Viterbo’s exceptional placement rate, and licensure pass rate attest to our program’s strengths and the success of our graduates.

Apply or plan a visit today to get started on your education and career in elementary education.

Program Highlights

  • 100 percent placement rate last five years
  • Integrated learning approach
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • Classroom experience begins freshman year
  • Strong relationships with local school districts


Featured Alumni

Kathryn Kristoff

“Viterbo gave me the exact tools I needed in order to be the most efficient teacher. I learned how to be a reflective practitioner and learned how to make teaching my craft and not just my profession. I would recommend Viterbo because of its amazing community, great class sizes, and helpful professors.”

Kathryn Kristoff  '12  
Sparta School District

Career Examples

  • Grade school teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Middle school teacher

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Arcadia School District
  • Houston, Minn., School District
  • La Crosse School District
  • Marshfield School District
  • Milwaukee School District
  • Onalaska School District
  • Oshkosh School District
  • Prairie du Chien School District
  • Sparta School District