Elementary Education

Become a leader and an advocate for excellence as an elementary school teacher.

Take the first step toward your career in elementary education at Park University! When you earn the Bachelor of Science in Education with Missouri certification in elementary education, you will be able to teach at the elementary school level in either public or private institutions in the state of Missouri.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 75 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses. Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75—with no grade lower than a “C” allowed in core education courses. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework and requirements for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO

B.S.E. MAJOR — 75 HOURS, 2.75 CUMULATIVE; 3.00 CONTENT; AND 3.00 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GPA NO GRADE LOWER THAN A “C” IN EDUCATION CORE.

EDE 225 Children’s Health, Movement and Nutrition …………………….. 3 cr.

EDE 332 Integrating Arts in Learning Activities ……. 3 cr.

EDE 340 Language and Literacy Development ……… 3 cr.

EDE 342 Mathematics Learning in Elementary Grades ……………… 3 cr.

EDE 343 Curriculum Integration & Strategy Instruction in Social Science ……… 3 cr.

EDU 203 Educational Psychology ……………….. 3 cr.

EDU 210 LE The School as a Social System………….. 3 cr.

EDU 207 Technology in Education ……………… 3 cr.

EDU 220 Development and Learning, Birth through Adolescence ……………. 3 cr.

EDU 300 Writing in Education …………………… 3 cr.

EDU 310 Issues in Diversity and World Cultures …… 3 cr.

EDU 315 Children and Young Adult Literature ……… 3 cr.

EDU 345 Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners …………….. 3 cr.

EDU 347 Family, School, and Community Collaboration ……………… 3 cr

EDE 352 Building an Effective, Equitable Learning Environment for Elementary Grades ……… 3 cr.

EDE 360A Field Experience I ……………….. 2 cr.

EDE 360B Field Experience II ………………. 2 cr.

EDE 363 Literacy Learning in the Elementary Grades ……………… 3 cr.

EDE 383 Mathematics Methods & Differentiated Learning in Elementary Grades ……………… 3 cr.

EDU 351 Strategies for Higher-Order Learning ……… 3 cr.

EDU 362 Observation, Assessment & Data-based Decision Making ………………… 3 cr.

EDU 375 Exceptional Children and Differentiated Learning ……………….. 3 cr.

EDU 384 Meeting Literacy Needs of All Learners …… 3 cr.

EDE 410 Field Experience III …………… 12 cr.

TOTAL …………… 75 cr.

All students, including both degree-seeking certification and certification only, must apply for admission and meet admission requirements of the School of Education.

School of Education Admission Requirements and Procedures

Dr. Timothy Westcott

Interim Dean
tim.westcott@park.edu

Dr. Kathy Lofflin

Program Coordinator
kathy.lofflin@park.edu

Become an elementary school educator to be a better leader, critical thinker and innovator.

At the Park University School of Education, we are committed to preparing the next generation of educators to address the needs, challenges and possibilities of the 21st century. When you successfully complete the certification process through the Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education degree program, you will be able to teach at the elementary school level, from grade one through grade six.

All students, including both degree-seeking certification and certification only, must apply for admission and meet admission requirements of the School of Education. Because there are specific general education and subject area courses required for graduation and for teacher certification in the state of Missouri, you should speak with your advisor regarding these requirements prior to enrollment. Refer to your catalog for more details.

Careers

Students seeking elementary education certification will follow a professional curriculum that includes the following courses:

  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Technology in Education
  • The Interdependence of Schools and Society
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Program Highlights

When you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education at Park University, you will develop the knowledge, skills and disposition to be a leader in education. This program will help you become an effective elementary school educator through extensive field-based experiences, including a variety of in-school activities, which culminate in student teaching.

Faculty

At Park University’s School of Education, our faculty members are experts in education studies—and we are committed to your success as you pursue a fulfilling career as an educator.


 

Dr. Donna (Dong) Choi

Professor of Early Childhood Education
dong.choi@park.edu

Dr. Georgina Chambers

Assistant Professor of Education
gchambers@park.edu

Dr. Linda Seybert

Associate Professor of Education
linda.seybert@park.edu

Dr. Brant Winn

Director of Field Experience
brant.winn@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.