B.A Elementary Education for Oceania
(Online Program for Chuuk Students)
The Bachelor of Arts program in Elementary Education for Oceania is offered through online distance education in Chuuk. It builds on the various Associates level degrees that are available for teacher preparation through the Chaminade University of Honolulu and the College of Micronesia, and focus on building a high quality community of teachers for the public and parochial school for life, service and successful careers serving the people of Chuuk and the larger Federated States of Micronesia community.
Teachers build the future, shaping tomorrow’s leaders one by one. Or, as the historian Henry Brooks Adams once said, “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.”
That’s never as true as in elementary education classrooms, where teachers can inspire and captivate young minds, where they can foster creativity and imagination and innovation. Where they can instill an early love for learning—and help each child recognize their special genius.
After all, just think of the big influence your favorite elementary school teacher had on you.
At Chaminade, we truly believe that teachers change the world—and so our elementary education undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for that very big task. That’s why we keep our class sizes small, allowing for individualized attention from faculty and a strong peer-to-peer network—all aimed at maximizing feedback to hone your teaching skills.
We also strongly value experiential learning, which is why students spend hours in real classrooms—observing and participating—before ever starting their semester as a student-teacher. Service-learning—learning in the service of others—is also a key part of our program and we’ve partnered with a nearby school to ensure we’re helping in ways that are needed.
Graduates of our program are ready to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. But more importantly, they’re ready to teach—to lead a classroom, to employ best teaching practices to help all types of students learn, and to engage young people in the joy of education.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Chaminade’s Education division is awarded Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).