Have a positive impact on the lives of elementary school children.
If you're looking to pursue a teaching career in which you can have a positive impact on the lives of children in grades 1-6, our Elementary Education program may be the precise fit for you.
Bachelor of Science
Stevenson's Elementary Education program includes all requirements to be eligible for teacher certification in grades 1-6 in Maryland. The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation in areas such as effective planning, classroom management, and assessment of student learning. The field experience component of the program enables Elementary Education majors to integrate theory and practice in a school environment. Throughout these experiences, you will gradually assume all of the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher.
What Will You Learn?
- Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
- Use knowledge of students to design instruction and create a culturally responsive, equitable environment to support achievement for all learners.
- Design and implement instruction that engages students, encourages student participation, promotes higher-level thinking, and supports instructional outcomes.
- Design and implement assessment that monitors student learning, provides purposeful feedback on progress, and furnishes evidence to inform instruction.
- Reflect on teaching, collaborate in a professional learning community, seek professional development opportunities, engage in inquiry, persist toward goals, and exhibit integrity and professionalism.
A complete listing of learning outcomes for the Elementary Education program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
Why Study Elementary Education?
Faculty in Stevenson's Elementary Education program are committed to ensuring that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions to positively impact all students’ learning. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts, mathematics, science, and technological competency.
- Design curriculum that provides a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and social studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of child development and its impact on education practices.
- Collaborate with a team of education professionals.
- Teach in diverse school environments to acquire the knowledge, skills and disposition to be effective educators.
- Engage in field experiences in public and private schools beginning in the sophomore year.
- Apply cognitive, moral and psychosocial theories of development to the teaching and learning process.
- Examine the roles of development, school culture and community contexts in the teaching and learning process.
- Engage in inquiry on the influence of philosophy on education.
- Complete a year-long internship experience in a Professional Development School under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
Courses & Requirements
Courses and Requirements
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Candidates must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
- EDCP 100 First Year Seminar
- CM Elective — CM 101 Public Speaking (recommended)
- ED 202F Year Two Field Placement I
- ED 203F Year Two Field Placement II
- ED 204 Year Two Seminar I
- ED 205 Year Two Seminar II
- ED 230 Processes and Acquisition of Reading
- ED 270 Curriculum Principles and Practices
- ED 271 Principles of Assessment
- ED 272 Principles of Special Education
- ED 302 Year Three Seminar I
- ED 303 Year Three Seminar II
- ED 305F Year Three Field Placement I
- ED 306F Year Three Field Placement II
- ED 321 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Education
- ED 331 Instruction of Reading
- ED 341 Methods for Teaching School Social Studies: Elementary
- ED 342 Methods of Teaching Elementary STEM~
- ED 365 Materials for Teaching Reading
- ED 410 Assessment for Reading Instruction
- ED 435 Internship Seminar I
- ED 436 Internship Seminar II
- ED 442 Internship I: Elementary Education
- ED 443 Internship II: Elementary Education
- ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature
- ENG Writing — English 200 level writing elective
- ENG Writing — English 300 or 400 level writing elective
- Fine Arts Elective — ART 242 Creative Development in Elementary Education (recommended)
- GEO Elective — Geography elective
- HIST Elective — HIST 110 The United States: 1865 to Present (recommended)
- HUM Elective — Humanities elective
- IS 214 Technology in Education
- MATH Electives — Minimum of 12 credits required
- MATH Elective 1 — MATH 121 College Algebra (recommended)
- MATH Elective 2 — MATH 132 Mathematics for Teachers (recommended)
- MATH Elective 3 — MATH 140 Basic Statistics (recommended)
- PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education
- PSY 206 Child Development
- PSY 330 Educational Psychology
- Science Electives — Minimum of 12 credits required
- BIO Elective — BIO 104 The Human Body and Contemporary Health Issues (recommended)
- PHSCI Elective — PHSCI 151 Principles of Earth and Field Science (recommended)
- Additional Science Elective — BIO, CHEM, ENV, FSCI, or PHYS
- Social Science Elective — Social Science elective from a subject other than psychology
~ Course under development
Last Updated: 03/17/2015
Tracks & Minors
Track and Minors
A minor in Elementary Education is not available.
Last Updated: 03/17/2015
What Can You Do With This Degree?
Our Elementary Education program prepares students to enter the classroom with confidence and knowledge within the field of education.
• Teach Grades 1-6 in a public school
• Teach in a non-public school
• Work in an education-related setting
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.