Bachelor of Science
The Early Childhood Education program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become successful teachers of younger children (PreK-Grade 3). The curriculum provides experiences in a range of settings, including preschools, child care centers, and public and private schools in diverse community settings. Our Early Childhood Education program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and includes the four state required reading courses. In addition, Stevenson has earned national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE.)
During a student's first and second years as an Early Childhood Education major, he or she completes a field experience one morning each week in different school environments. In the third year, students spend one ful day each week immersed in a classroom field experience. During the fourth year, each student completes a yearlong internship experience in a Professional Development School. Each student spends two days a week in the fall semester and five days a week during the spring semester in the classroom, assuming all of the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher under the guidance of an experienced professional teacher.
The School of Education at Stevenson Univerisity prepares competent and highly qualified early childhood educators who:
Stevenson also offers a bachelor's degree program in Elementary Education.