The Elementary Program has national recognition by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The primary objective of the program in Elementary Education is to prepare well-qualified teachers to teach in grades one through eight, providing prospective teachers with the experiences needed to acquaint them with the curricula organization, objectives, procedures and instructional resources of the elementary school. Prospective teachers are also provided with classroom experiences dealing with direct analysis of teaching situations and problems, the selection, use, organization, and presentation of subject matter, techniques for the evaluation of results of teaching and learning, and the practical application of theories and principles of learning. Classroom experiences are primarily conducted at one of our Professional Development School (PDS) sites.
Students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education must meet the following requirements in order to declare a major:
Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid at (410) 951-3636 for information on financial aid. The Maryland Higher Education Commission, State Scholarship Administration at (410) 260-4511, also provides a variety of financial aid programs. Students seeking financial aid should also contact their state Senator or Delegate for information on Senatorial Scholarships.
For more information or to arrange an appointment for advising, please contact:
Professor Jermaine Ellerbe, ELED Program Coordinator
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698