Bachelor of Science
Our Elementary Education program enables students not only to complete the requirements for teacher certification, but also to synthesize and utilize the products of educational research and technology in the classroom. The curriculum is crafted to provide a foundation for further development in areas such as planning, classroom management, inclusion, and assessment. The Elementary Education program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and includes the four state required reading courses. In addition, Stevenson has earned National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE.)
The field study portion of the program enables Elementary Education majors to translate theory into practice in the real world. During the second year, students will spend one morning each week observing and participating with elementary school children at the individual, small group, and classroom levels. In the third year, students spend one full day each week at a field experience. During the fourth year, all students complete an internship in a Professional Development School. Each student spends two days a week in the fall semester and five days a week during the spring semester immersed in the internship experience. Under the guidance of a professional teacher, each student assumes all of the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher.
The School of Education at Stevenson University prepares competent and highly qualified elementary educators who:
Stevenson also offers a bachelor's degree program in Early Childhood Education.
"Stevenson's rigorous program has helped me to confidently plan lessons from start to finish, adding in my own creativity and making sure the lesson links to the curriculum."