Education Studies

School for Education

College of Education and Health Professions

Students seeking middle school certification must select two areas listed below. Students must earn at least 21 credit hours in each of the two areas.

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies 

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) - Education Studies - Young Child Emphasis


Availability:
Requirements:
76 Hours
2.75 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements


Criteria for Admission to the School of Education— Non-Certification Program
Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 including transfer courses
  • GPA of 2.75 in Core classes
  • ACT test scores (on file in Admissions office) - when applicable
  • Letter of recommendation from professional outside for the School of Education (submitted electronically or in a sealed/ signed envelope)
  • Successful completion of MA 120 or MA 135, EN 105, EN 106, EDU 107, EDC 220 and EDC 222.

The above information is verified by the Office of the Registrar on the Application for Admission to the School of Education (form to be picked up by the student from Advisor, Director of Field Experiences or the School of Education office and turned in to the School of Education office)

  • Two disposition evaluations completed by SOE faculty with ratings of “target” or “acceptable”
  • Self-disposition evaluation
  • Initial electronic portfolio approved by advisor
  • Meet state background check requirements and FBI fingerprint check
  • Child abuse and Neglect Screening

Procedure for Request to Admission to the School of Education—Non-Certification Program
The student provides the following documents to Director of Field Experiences, ten days before the School of Education meeting (4th Wednesday of each month). Please submit documents in a single envelope with your name, telephone number, and e-mail address.

  • Letter of recommendation from professional outside of SOE (submitted electronically or in a sealed/signed envelope)
  • Application for Admission to the School of Education (form to be picked up by the student from Advisor, Director of Field Experiences or the School of Education office and turned in to the School of Education office)
  • Initial portfolio form approved by advisor

(birth through grade 3)
This emphasis area does not lead to certification


Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) - Education Studies - Young Child Emphasis


Availability:
Requirements:
75 Hours
2.75 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements


Candidates will select a minor or a leadership area of concentration. Minors include Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or Spanish. Leadership Area of Concentration (18 hours) includes the following coursework: EDC 344, EDC 345, EDC 346, HR 310, PA 331, PA 333, PA 342.

Because there are specific general education courses required graduation, it is imperative the student speak with his or her education advisor regarding these course requirements prior to enrollment. Although the coursework can be completed online, 95 percent of the education courses require interaction and/or observation with young children, educators and the community. Practicum courses and internships are “hybrids.” Seminars are online but the coursework takes place in the field with young children, educators and the community. Diversity of experiences is necessary for a well-rounded educator. As a result, some observations will occur outside the student’s place of employment.

Criteria for Admission to the School of Education— Early Childhood Education—Non Certification Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission. Students should work with an education advisor through the process.

• Cumulative GPA of 2.5, including transfer courses

• 2.75 GPA in core classes

• Successful completion of EDC 220, EDC 222, MA 120 or MA 135, EN 105, and EN 106

• ACT test scores required (on file in Admissions office) if less than five years since high school graduation. 

Students will complete the application for admission to the School of Education and submit to the education advisor. The above information is verified by the Registrar’s office on the Application for Admission to the School of Education. Students will secure the following information working with an education advisor to ensure they are in place.

• Two disposition evaluations completed by SOE faculty with each disposition rated “target” or “acceptable.” Students will make the request of the faculty to complete the online assessment.

• Self-disposition evaluation to be completed online.

• Letter of recommendation from a professional outside of the School of Education

• Initial portfolio approved by advisor

• FBI Finger Print check

• Background check as approved by “home state” 

Procedure for Request to Admission to the School of Education—Early Childhood Education—Non Certification

Students should begin working on admittance to the School of Education 2 semesters (or 4 terms) prior to needing the first practicum experience. The student will work with an education advisor to ensure all materials are in place. 

The Bachelor of Science Education Studies degree with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education Teaching Young Children-non-certification is designed to prepare graduates for positions of teaching curriculum coordination, and program directors, consultants and leadership positions in early childhood programs. The degree program combines knowledge of child development and learning; family and community relationships; observation, documentation, and assessment; concepts and tools of inquiry in the content areas; curriculum development; effective teaching strategies; guidance; and professionalism. The Degree does not result in Missouri Teacher certification.

Requirements For:
Early Childhood Education Teaching Young Children Emphasis 
57 hours, 2.5 Cumulative GPA 
No grade lower than a “C” in education core.


Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) - Education Studies - Young Child Emphasis


Availability:
Requirements:
76 Hours
2.75 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements


Area of Concentration

Students should plan the courses needed for the area of concentration with his or her advisor.
The student must have a total of at least 21 semester hours in an area of concentration (courses taken as part of the General Curriculum may be counted as part of the area of concentration). This concentration must be approved by the student’s advisor. Areas available are:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Art
  • Fine Art

Criteria for Admission to the School of Education— Non-Certification Program
Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 including transfer courses
  • GPA of 2.75 in Core classes
  • ACT test scores (on file in Admissions office) - when applicable
  • Letter of recommendation from professional outside for the School of Education (submitted electronically or in a sealed/ signed envelope)
  • Successful completion of MA 120 or MA 135, EN 105, EN 106, EDU 107, EDC 220 and EDC 222.

The above information is verified by the Office of the Registrar on the Application for Admission to the School of Education (form to be picked up by the student from Advisor, Director of Field Experiences or the School of Education office and turned in to the School of Education office)

  • Two disposition evaluations completed by SOE faculty with ratings of “target” or “acceptable”
  • Self-disposition evaluation
  • Initial electronic portfolio approved by advisor
  • Meet state background check requirements and FBI fingerprint check
  • Child abuse and Neglect Screening

Procedure for Request to Admission to the School of Education—Non-Certification Program
The student provides the following documents to Director of Field Experiences, ten days before the School of Education meeting (4th Wednesday of each month). Please submit documents in a single envelope with your name, telephone number, and e-mail address.

  • Letter of recommendation from professional outside of SOE (submitted electronically or in a sealed/signed envelope)
  • Application for Admission to the School of Education (form to be picked up by the student from Advisor, Director of Field Experiences or the School of Education office and turned in to the School of Education office)
  • Initial portfolio form approved by advisor

(birth through grade 3)
This emphasis area does not lead to certification