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.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education



On-campus residential: Full-tuition scholarship sponsored by donors. You pay room, board, and books.
Off-campus commuter: $370 per credit hour

Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits. Find out more at

Student Life

Spiritual Enrichment at Chapel and Conferences
300 Chicago Ministry Sites
Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1
45,000 Alumni around the World

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

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