Bachelor of arts

Elementary Education in English

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - English


AIU's School of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - English in response to the current educational climate in the nation, which includes shortages in qualified teachers for public and private schools.

Graduates from this program will be equipped with both the content and the pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to implement the school’s conceptual framework by shaping future generations of elementary school students.

The elementary education curriculum at AIU leads to a bachelor’s degree of education in English. It aims to provide candidates with:

(i) an accredited professional qualification meeting the requirements of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education for initial teacher education; and

(ii) Graduate attributes, as detailed below.

  • A degree in education
  • Graduates will be qualified to apply for any elementary school teaching certification program within the English concentration. 


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Career Opportunities

  • Students graduating with a degree in education can take on a variety of academic and school-related roles in the education sector.

Degree Requirements


School of Education Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Elementary Education must complete a minimum of 120 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

General Education Requirements 36 credits
School Core Requirements                               42 credits
Major Requirements 42 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 120 credits


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Elementary English Courses

All students in the Elementary English program must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Literacy I
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Linguistics in Education
  • English Literature
  • Diverse Children’s Literature
  • American Literature
  • Tutoring Practicum
  • Family, Community, & School Partnerships
  • Integrating the Arts into Elem. Classrooms
  • Assessment in Language Teaching
  • Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching
  • Education electives (3)

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