Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Learn to teach from a biblical perspective

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Moody, you can learn how to teach from a biblical perspective. Get purposeful, research-based training in effective teaching techniques and receive your ACSI K–8 teaching certification. You’ll get to form relationships with your professors as they invest in your growth and mentor you.

When you study at Moody Bible Institute, your ministry-focused education prepares you to serve God wherever He calls you. Learn from professors with real-life and academic experience as you engage in community with other students. You’ll gain life-transforming spiritual growth through your rigorous biblical and theological studies. At Moody, God transforms the world through you.

New PEL certification!
We now offer PEL certification which allows our graduates to teach in public schools (starting in the curriculum of 2025).

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

College Costs

• Full-tuition scholarship offered and sponsored by donors (excludes room, board, and books)
 • $370 per credit hour for commuters
• Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits.

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Student Life

• Spiritual enrichment at chapel and conferences
 • 300 Chicago ministry sites
• 18:1 student-faculty ratio
• Over 50,000 living alumni 

With this degree, you can:

• Teach in a Christian or charter school
• Teach in a Montessori or private school
• Apply for international teaching positions
• Be a teacher or lay leader in a local church
• Earn teaching certification through state Department of Education

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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women