Program Outcomes

Students in the Elementary Education and Childhood Studies Department leave PSU with a variety of skills and a foundation of knowledge that prepare them for successful careers working with children and families.

Students who complete the Elementary Education major are able to do the following:

  • Communicate and collaborate with children, families, colleagues and administrators.
  • Select, plan, facilitate and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences for students in grades K-8.
  • Recognize individual differences and modify activities to meet a variety of learner needs.
  • Be aware of and respect diversity in all its forms.
  • Find, evaluate and utilize information from a variety of sources.
  • Display conduct characteristic of developing professionals.
  • Know, understand, and use formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction that will promote learning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in literacy, science, math, social studies and the arts.

Students who complete the Childhood Studies major are able to do the following:

  • Communicate and collaborate with children, families, colleagues and administrators.
  • Select, plan, facilitate and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children ages 5-14.
  • Recognize individual differences and modify activities to meet a variety of learner needs.
  • Be aware of and respect diversity in all its forms.
  • Find, evaluate and utilize information from a variety of sources.
  • Display conduct characteristic of developing professionals.
  • Know, understand, and use formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction or programs that will promote learning.

Contact Us

Department of Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

Chair: Marianne True

034 Rounds Hall, Lower Level
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2285
Email: bgleich@plymouth.edu (Brenda Gleich, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2879

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #38
Plymouth, NH 03264