Elementary Education

Make a Positive Impact on a New Generation


Learn the foundations of effective planning, classroom management, and assessment of student learning. You’ll also gain—as early as your first year—on-site field experience in an elementary education level classroom, allowing you to apply both theory and practice in a school environment. Throughout these experiences, you will gradually assume the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher.

Graduates of the Elementary 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.

Centered on Student Success

The School of Education offers Professional Development Workshops for its teacher-candidates—as we call our education majors—that take into account their input. The workshops include “power talks” on practical topics for beginning teachers presented by local teachers, Education faculty, and Stevenson alumni.

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Where do our students work?

Stevenson’s Education graduates are working all over the country in states such as Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia; and in several countries, including Australia, Costa Rica, Hungary, Kuwait, and Thailand.

Study Elementary Education at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Elementary Education Majors

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. Graduates of our Elementary Education program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Teaching Grades 1-6 in a public school
  • Teaching in a non-public school
  • Working in an education-related setting

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 elementary 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 202FYear 2 Field Placement0 credits
ED 203FYear 2 Field Placement0 credits
ED 205Year 2 Seminar0 credits
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 321Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary Education4 credits
ED 331Instruction of Reading3 credits
ED 341Methods for Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies: Elementary5 credits
ED 342Methods of Teaching STEM: Elementary3 credits
ED 365Materials for Teaching Reading3 credits
ED 410Assessment for Reading Instruction3 credits
ED 435Internship Seminar I1 credit
ED 436Internship Seminar II3 credits
ED 442Internship I: Elementary4 credits
ED 443Internship II: Elementary12 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

This course must be SEE certified as a fine arts

Social Science elective

GEO course (recommended)

HIST elective

Any SEE certified HIST course.

MATH electives

Minimum of 12 credits required – (MATH 137, MATH 205, and MATH 206 recommended). 4 credits must be SEE certified.

Science electives

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


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

Education News

After 19 incredible years, Dr. Clotile Galbraith has announced her well-deserved retirement from Stevenson University.

Senior Elementary Education major Grace Chaffee ’22, a Stevenson University Honors Service Scholar, presented her project at the Honors Symposium on May 11.Grace collaborated with School of Design faculty member Meghan Marx.

Three graduating Education majors received three of the highest honors Stevenson University bestows at the 2022 Commencement ceremony.Dominique Trench-Muhammad, Elementary Education, was awarded the Orsia F.

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A Commitment to Excellence in Education

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

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