Answer your Calling as an Early Childhood Teacher
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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
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools
- Baltimore County Public Schools
- Celebree Learning Centers
- Harford County Public Schools
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- La Salle University
- Loyola University Maryland
- McDaniel College
- Notre Dame of Maryland University
- Stevenson University
- Towson University
- Academic Advisor
- Childcare Worker
- Social and Human Service Assistant
- 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.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|FYS 102||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|ED 108||Learning Experiences for Young Children||3 credits|
|ED 108F||Year 1 Field Placement||0 credits|
|ED 202F||Year 2 Field Placement||0 credits|
|ED 203F||Year 2 Field Placement||0 credits|
|ED 205||Year 2 Seminar||1 credit|
|ED 230||Processes and Acquisition of Reading||3 credits|
|ED 270||Curriculum Principles and Practices||3 credits|
|ED 271||Principles of Assessment||3 credits|
|ED 272||Principles of Special Education||3 credits|
|ED 302||Year Three Seminar I||0 credits|
|ED 303||Year Three Seminar II||1 credit|
|ED 305F||Year 3 Field Placement||0 credits|
|ED 306F||Year 3 Field Placement||0 credits|
|ED 318||Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood Education||4 credits|
|ED 319||Methods of Teaching Science: Early Childhood||3 credits|
|ED 331||Instruction of Reading||3 credits|
|ED 365||Materials for Teaching Reading||3 credits|
|ED 410||Assessment for Reading Instruction||3 credits|
|ED 435||Internship Seminar I||1 credit|
|ED 436||Internship Seminar II||3 credits|
|ED 440||Internship I: Early Childhood||4 credits|
|ED 441||Internship II: Early Childhood||12 credits|
|ENG 282||Literary Genres: Youth Literature||3 credits|
|IS 302||Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom||3 credits|
|PHIL 420||Philosophy of Education||3 credits|
|PSY 206||Child Development||3 credits|
|PSY 330||Educational Psychology||3 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)
Any SEE certified HIST course.
Minimum of 12 credits required – MATH 137, MATH 205, and MATH 206 (recommended)
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.
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:
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