Elementary Education Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Become a champion of learning with an elementary education degree.

Frostburg State University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree program prepares students for certification to teach grades 1-6 in Maryland in a specific content area. At the core of the program is a strong experiential component, which begins with shadow days and classroom observation, culminating in a two-semester internship experience of more than 100 days teaching students in a school setting.

With a degree in elementary education, students can look forward to a fulfilling career helping children discover the world around them. Designed for students with an interest in teaching and a passion for education, the B.S. in elementary education program at FSU is well respected and has a high rate of graduate placement in regional Maryland schools.

An Elementary Education Major That’s as Unique as You Are

FSU’s elementary education majors may use our individualized concentration option to build their own degree program around specific teaching interests, such as a foreign language or technology. Frostburg State is also the first and only college in Maryland to offer an elementary/middle school dual certification program for those wanting to concentrate on middle school education in grades 4-9.


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Elementary Education Degree Highlights

  • Educational resources
    When you earn your bachelor’s in elementary education at Frostburg State, you’ll gain access to educational resources such as the Children’s Literature Centre (CLC). This resource serves an important role in building new and innovative approaches to literacy through technology. The CLC integrates you into the Frostburg community so that you can promote reading within the classroom and allows you to build skills working with children of different ages.

  • Passionate educators
    As a student in our B.S. in elementary education program, you’ll join a learning community brimming with educators inspired to make a difference in the lives of children. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the teaching profession and gain skills that will help you become a strong advocate for education and a leader in the field. You may also join the Frostburg Student Education Association to network with other teachers and prospective educators in the field.

  • Showcase your work
    Becoming an educator equipped to inspire young minds is hard work, but at Frostburg State, you’ll be prepared to do just that. As you prepare to graduate and enter your career, you’ll create and present a portfolio of your work that highlights all you’ve accomplished as an elementary education major. You’ll also complete the PRAXIS II content knowledge and pedagogy tests required by the state of Maryland for licensure.

  • Level up your degree
    Once you’ve earned your bachelor’s degree in teaching, you can take it to the next level! Frostburg State University offers master’s degrees in education, such as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) and a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.). Some of our master’s degree programs are offered online and include the opportunity to specialize in subjects like special education, school counseling, literacy and educational leadership. Learn more about our education master’s programs.

What can I do with my bachelor’s in elementary education?

With a degree in elementary education from Frostburg State University, you’ll be prepared to teach grades 1-6. Once you’ve successfully completed your certification exams, you’ll be eligible to teach in the state of Maryland.


Median pay for Elementary Educators (BLS 2021)

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Elementary School Teacher

As a graduate of the elementary education bachelor’s degree program, you will be well-equipped to teach in public and private schools in Maryland.

What You'll Learn

In addition to the foundation you’ll build in general education coursework, as an elementary education major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore courses in learning and instruction, special and multicultural education and educational technology. In this range of education courses designed to empower you as a teacher and leader, you’ll learn to:
  • Navigate teaching processes and pedagogy in the American educational system, including the study of human growth and development, learning theories and styles and instructional strategies. You’ll also acquire experience in using technology to support any curriculum. 
  • Develop and nurture the characteristics of exceptional children. You’ll understand how exceptionalities, American culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, religion, age, language and intellectual ability influence learning. In addition, you’ll delve into the historical and legal influences on American schools and community agencies.

To find out more about what you'll learn, see the elementary ed program course descriptions or dual certification course descriptions.

I’m a math teacher and I love it! Watching the light bulbs go off when it clicks for kids, makes a huge difference.

Brianna Hopkins '17, Math Teacher, Gwynns Falls Elementary School

Our Alumni

The combination of rigorous coursework and extended classroom experience has resulted in our graduates being sought after to fill teaching positions in school districts throughout the region.

Shape the future one child at a time with a bachelor’s in elementary education.

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree program at Frostburg State University provides faculty support, hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to earn dual certification. Join us in creating a brighter tomorrow for young learners!

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