Make a difference in the lives of young learners with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education

Gain a broad understanding of child development. Explore cutting-edge teaching theories. Participate in hands-on experiential learning. As one of the leading teacher education programs in the Washington, D.C. area, Marymount University’s Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares graduates to be “classroom ready” for the teaching profession, where they’ll play a critical role in shaping young minds.

  • Learn from top educators in the Washington, D.C., area

Our small, collaborative classes within the School of Education are taught by experienced and dedicated subject matter experts in literacy, mathematics, STEM, special education, curriculum and instruction, and educational leadership. You’ll conduct research and attend conferences alongside faculty who will guide your academic career with one-on-one personalized advising — from first-year classes all the way through your 14-week senior practicum and graduation.

  • Experiential learning through internships

With a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Marymount, you’ll put your coursework into practice with fieldwork, internships, and other hands-on clinical environments. Marymount provides you with purposeful learning experiences through established partnerships with local schools and other academic institutions in the Metro D.C. area. Placements are also available in Europe, South America, and New Zealand for half of the required 14-week practicum. We additionally sponsor service learning study abroad opportunities in Columbia, Panama, and Uganda.

  • Collaborate with academic professionals

Marymount’s Education programs are designed by teachers, for teachers, and our faculty will get you “classroom ready.” You’ll engage with other career professionals who have a variety of educational experiences and can share diverse perspectives and ideas.

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