School of Education

Degree Offerings

Park University’s Education program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. To be certified in the state of Missouri, candidates must complete the program, achieve a passing score on the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) test and the appropriate Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) or the Missouri School Leaders Performance Assessment (MoSLPA), obtain a recommendation by Park University and apply for certification. Upon successful completion of these steps, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issues a Missouri Teaching Certificate. Teaching certification also requires passing a background check conducted by both the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI, which includes fingerprinting. 

Undergraduates

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.E.)
Offered at Parkville Daytime Campus Center
Leads to Missouri Teaching Certification

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Program Details

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Program Details
Candidates seeking elementary education certification must complete 21 semester hours in one of the following areas of concentration in addition to B.S.E. degree requirements:
  • Art
  • Fine Art
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Studies

MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION
Program Details
Candidates seeking middle school certification must select two of the following areas of concentration in addition to B.S.E. degree requirements:
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

SECONDARY EDUCATION
Program Details
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Unified Science-Biology
  • Unified Science-Chemistry

K-12 EDUCATION

EDUCATION STUDIES
Does not lead to Missouri Teaching Certification
Program Details
  • Young Child Emphasis
  • Youth Emphasis
  • Early Childhood and Leadership
  • Early Childhood Teaching Young Children

GRADUATES

M.Ed. IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Available: Kansas City area and Online
Program Details | Cohort Program
The Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership degree is designed to prepare the student for certification in the principalship.

M.Ed. IN ADULT EDUCATION
Available: Online
Program Details 
This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:
  • The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education
  • The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education
  • Critical thinking toward social change in adult education
  • The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development
  • Adult education research

M.Ed. IN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Available: Kansas City area and Online
Program Details 
The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with two tracks, for two types of educators:
M.Ed. IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Available: Kansas City area and Online
Program Details | Cohort Program 
The Master of Education in Educational Technology degree focuses on technology-integrated instruction and assessment that emphasizes high-quality lesson design, critical inquiry, and building a community of learners. Studies will include a critical analysis of current and future technologies to enhance learning in the K-12 classroom through application, research, and data analysis. 


To learn more about Park University's School of Education, call (816) 584-6335 or email education@park.edu

Our Education Master's Programs are also offered in an off-campus cohort format. To learn more, call (800) 946 9802 or e-mail parkcohorts@graduateprogram.orgView available programs and locations