School of Education & Human Services
Elementary Education/Special Education Degrees
Mount St. Mary's prepares teachers for today and tomorrow. A broad and integrated liberal arts curriculum, Veritas is a foundation for teachers at all levels. Through this curriculum, prospective teachers (a) acquire the essential skills of analytical thought and self-expression, (b) gain and integrate knowledge in various disciplines, (c) acquire an understanding of other cultures and other times, (d) develop an awareness of the various facets of moral and ethical problems, and (e) achieve a high degree of professional fulfillment.
To complement this curriculum, a sequence of professional courses allows prospective teachers to (a) gain general and specialized knowledge in one or more content areas, (b) gain knowledge about past and current theories of education, (c) develop a thorough knowledge of child growth and developments, and (d) develop the appropriate skills for effective classroom teaching. Successful completion of the program will put students in the position to earn Maryland State certification.
Admission Requirements & Application
Individuals wishing to apply for admission in the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education must meet the following requirements:
Completed application - Apply Online
Completed request for criminal background check (includes payment)
Completed declaration of college major form for elementary education - See Academic Forms
Three or more years of full-time work experience
Students must complete 120 credits of coursework, including independent study. Traditional 15-week courses meet one night a week from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Mount's Frederick campus. Candidates can apply year-round.
*Students may be able to transfer credits from an accredited institution, contact the program advisor for more details.