Make a Positive Impact on a New Generation
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
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.
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 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.
|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)
Any SEE certified HIST course.
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.
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.
A Commitment to Excellence in Education
Stevenson University’s education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).