The Department of elementary education at Yarmouk University was established in the academic year 2006/2007. It aims at preparing teachers of the first three basic grades and early childhood education for the Jordanian Ministry of Education. Conducting educational research is one of the department's main priorities. In addition, the department serves the Ministry of Education by offering seminars and lectures relevant to teacher education programs, and early childhood curriculum development.
The department includes a practicum program that provides prospective teachers with essential instructional competencies in early childhood education.
A master's degree program in elementary education will be added to programs offered by the department in the near future.