Elementary Education Major

Student interacting with kidsStudents who plan to teach grades 1-6 in Missouri complete this sequence of courses and a concentration of 21 hours in an eligible academic area.

Students who complete the 12-hour Early Childhood endorsement sequence and the Elementary Education major concurrently can also be recommended for certification to teach birth through third grade.

Students interested in becoming certified to teach in other states need to follow these program requirements and be recommended for Missouri certification by the Registrar. They may then take that certification to other states. Policies vary among states.

Information on the curriculum, policies and requirements of the university’s Teacher Education Program and of its teacher certification process is available in the Teacher Education Program handbook. The handbook is posted on the Education program’s website.

Introduction to Teacher Education (EDU 105) is recommended for students in this certification.

Early Childhood Endorsement (Certification)

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education comprises 61 credits. This degree does not require a minor.