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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 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.

Courses and Tracks


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 100 First Year Seminar 1 credit
FYS 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit
ED 202F Year 2 Field Placement 0 credits
ED 203F Year 2 Field Placement 0 credits
ED 205 Year 2 Seminar 0 credits
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 321 Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary Education 4 credits
ED 331 Instruction of Reading 3 credits
ED 341 Methods for Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies: Elementary 5 credits
ED 342 Methods of Teaching STEM: Elementary 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 442 Internship I: Elementary 4 credits
ED 443 Internship II: Elementary 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

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.

Minors and Other Options


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

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