Stevenson University offers a bachelor’s degree program in middle school education: liberal arts and technology (grades 4-9). Candidates complete an area of concentration in either math and science or English/language arts and social studies. Courses in both areas of concentration provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful teachers. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts, math and science, technological competency, and a thorough understanding of child and young adolescent development and its impact on educational practices. The sequence of courses is based on an integration of theory and practice, and includes field experiences from the third semester in the program. Candidates complete an internship in a Professional Development School that extends for two consecutive semesters. Candidates who successfully complete either area of concentration, including achieving passing scores on Praxis I (or meeting the requirements for the SAT/ACT options) and Praxis II, are eligible for teacher certification in Maryland and in states with reciprocal agreements with the Maryland State Department of Education. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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