Elementary Education – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Maryville’s Elementary Education program places its students in at least three different school settings, providing a wealth of experiences in a diverse group of schools. Those schools chosen for placements are models of best practices having a wide diversity of students, and a long history of partnering with us.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a number of other options are available within the program including: bachelor’s in elementary/early childhood education; an accelerated program leading to master’s degrees in elementary/gifted education, or elementary/reading-literacy education.

Through field placements and award-winning assignments, student will be exposed to different cultures to be prepared for a variety of settings.

Maryville’s elementary education program has a reputation for preparing quality teachers who are committed to helping each child reach their full potential.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.