Early Childhood Education: Liberal Arts and Technology Program Description

Stevenson University offers a bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education: liberal arts and technology (pre K – grade 3). Courses in this program provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful early childhood teachers. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts, mathematics and science, technological competency, and a thorough understanding of child development and its impact on educational practices. The curriculum includes an integration of theory, practice and mentoring, and includes field experiences from the second semester in the program. Candidates complete an internship in a Professional Development School that extends for two consecutive semesters. Candidates who successfully complete this program, 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 early childhood program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).