Answer your Calling as an Early Childhood Teacher


Stevenson University’s education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

If you’re excited and inspired to teach young children, our Early Childhood Education program (PreK-Grade 3) will prepare you to have a positive impact on the learning and lives of young children.

Stevenson’s Early Childhood Education program is designed to ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be a successful teacher of young children. Beginning in the first year, the program emphasizes experiential learning in diverse school environments, including preschools and public and private schools. As you advance through the program, you will complete numerous field experiences in a variety of school settings culminating in a yearlong internship in a Professional Development School.

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program will:

  • Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
  • Use knowledge of diverse 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.

Stevenson Early Childhood Education

Connection to Career

Student Teaching Placements

  • Garrison Forest School
  • Irvine Nature Center
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
  • The Odyssey School
  • Baltimore County Public Schools

Top Employers

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Celebree Learning Centers
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute

Graduate Opportunities

  • La Salle University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • McDaniel College
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Stevenson University
  • Towson University

Career Pathways

  • Academic Advisor
  • Childcare Worker
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant

Study Early Childhood Education at Stevenson


The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in early childhood education: liberal arts and technology. 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.

Major Requirements

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
FYS 102First Year Seminar1 credit
ED 108Learning Experiences for Young Children3 credits
ED 108FYear 1 Field Placement0 credits
ED 202FYear 2 Field Placement0 credits
ED 203FYear 2 Field Placement0 credits
ED 205Year 2 Seminar1 credit
ED 230Processes and Acquisition of Reading3 credits
ED 270Curriculum Principles and Practices3 credits
ED 271Principles of Assessment3 credits
ED 272Principles of Special Education3 credits
ED 302Year Three Seminar I0 credits
ED 303Year Three Seminar II1 credit
ED 305FYear 3 Field Placement0 credits
ED 306FYear 3 Field Placement0 credits
ED 318Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood Education4 credits
ED 319Methods of Teaching Science: Early Childhood3 credits
ED 331Instruction of Reading3 credits
ED 365Materials for Teaching Reading3 credits
ED 410Assessment for Reading Instruction3 credits
ED 435Internship Seminar I1 credit
ED 436Internship Seminar II3 credits
ED 440Internship I: Early Childhood4 credits
ED 441Internship II: Early Childhood12 credits
ENG 282Literary Genres: Youth Literature3 credits
IS 302Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom3 credits
PHIL 420Philosophy of Education3 credits
PSY 206Child Development3 credits
PSY 330Educational Psychology3 credits

Fine Arts elective

Select one course from course prefix designators ART, FMI, MUS, PHOTO, or THEA. It must be a SEE certified Fine Arts.

Social Science elective

GEO elective (recommended)

HIST elective

Any SEE certified HIST course.

MATH electives

Minimum of 12 credits required – MATH 137, MATH 205, and MATH 206 (recommended)

Science electives

Minimum of 12 credits required – BIO 104 (recommended). 4 credits must be SEE certified.

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Early Childhood Education

A minor in early childhood education: liberal arts and technology is not available.

Minors at Stevenson

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Early Childhood Education who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore more Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

Education News

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On April 16, 2023, School of Education alumni from 2006 to 2022 joined the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, for the “What We Do Matters Celebration” to recognize the esteeme.

On October 30, 2022, the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, held the 2022 Fall Induction Ceremony for the initiation of new members. Pledging to be faithful to its principles and .

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