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.
Our Early Childhood Education program prepares students to enter the classroom with confidence and knowledge within the field of education. Graduates with an Early Childhood Education degree are qualified to teach PreK-Grade 3 in a public or non-public school.
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood 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.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar|
|FYS 102||First Year Seminar|
|ED 108||Learning Experiences for Young Children|
|ED 108F||Year One Field Placement|
|ED 202F||Year Two Field Placement|
|ED 203F||Year Two Field Placement|
|ED 205||Year Two Seminar|
|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|
|ED 306F||Year Three Field Placement|
|ED 318||Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood Education|
|ED 331||Instruction of Reading|
|ED 365||Materials for Teaching Reading|
|ED 410||Assessment for Reading Instruction|
|ED 435||Internship Seminar I|
|ED 436||Internship Seminar II|
|ED 440||Internship I: Early Childhood|
|ED 441||Internship II: Early Childhood|
|ENG 282||Literary Genres: Youth Literature|
|IS 302||Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom|
|PHIL 420||Philosophy of Education|
|PSY 206||Child Development|
|PSY 330||Educational Psychology|
ART 241 Creative Development in Early Childhood Education (recommended)
Any SEE-certified HIST course.
Minimum of 12 credits required; MATH 137, MATH 205, and MATH 206 (recommended).
GEO elective (recommended)
Minimum of 12 credits required; BIO 104 (recommended).
A minor in early childhood education: liberal arts and technology is not available.