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Elementary education program at Mount St. Mary's University.

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Elementary educators engage children in meaningful learning activities across all content areas. They are responsible for preparing elementary students to think critically about a wide variety of topics. They are powerful role models who are essential to supporting each student in their learning journey.

Division of Education

The undergraduate degree program in elementary education is part of the Division of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the major.

The elementary education major equips you to handle the challenges of teaching language arts, social studies, mathematics and science to students with a variety of learning needs. The program culminates with two internships and a professional seminar, enabling you to practice in real-world situations the skills and tools you’ve developed.

While in the elementary education program, you’ll learn not only how to teach topics such as reading, writing and mathematics, but also how to best plan your lessons, as well as the purpose and methods of assessment. You will gain the content knowledge, learn the pedagogical skills and possess the professional dispositions to become a successful teacher.

Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study. Because of the specific sequence of course offerings in the program, it is necessary for students to start education courses in their freshman year, or at the latest, at the beginning of their sophomore year.

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About the dual certification.

The elementary education / special education dual certification major equips you to handle the challenges of teaching language arts, social studies, mathematics and science to students with a variety of learning needs in grades 1-6, as well as general special education to grades 1-8. The program culminates with two internships and a professional seminar, enabling you to practice the skills and tools you’ve developed in real-world situations.

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About the minor.

If you’re interested in the field of education but don’t necessarily want to pursue a teaching career, or if you’d like to complement your major by studying topics that are important to educators, you may want to consider an education minor. Through these courses, you’ll gain a broad understanding of educational policies, learning theories, and the societal impacts of education, among others.

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