Education Division

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The Education Division at Missouri Baptist University seeks to develop reflective, problem-solving, professional educators of excellence from a Christian perspective; to enhance the lives of students in the classroom intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially; and to significantly influence students through the demonstrated integration of Christian faith and learning in the classroom, so that they may become positive change agents in a globally and culturally diverse society.

This means more than simply valuing human diversity; it includes an imperative to promote equity and social justice and to intentionally prepare candidates to develop the knowledge bases, interpersonal skills and dispositions for serving diverse populations.  Preparing candidates to become agents of social change is consistent with the Christian perspective and is reflected not only in the classroom, but also in field experiences in diverse settings.  Based on its mission, the unit has undertaken the task of ensuring each candidate has experiences in schools with students from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, varied racial and ethnic groups, English language learners, and exceptional learners.

Business Education

Undergraduate candidates seeking to teach at the secondary level must have a primary major in Business Education.

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Child Development

The undergraduate degree plans offered by the Education Division, with the exception of Child Development and General Studies in Learning, are designed to meet Missouri State Teacher Certification requirements.

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Early Childhood Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing all sections of C-BASE, the professional teaching portfolio, and the Praxis exam required for the area of certification sought. Learn More

Elementary Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing all sections of C-BASE, the professional teaching portfolio, and the Praxis exam required for the area of certification sought. Learn More

General Studies in Learning

The academic degree plans offered by the Education Division, with the exception of Child Development and General Studies in Learning, are designed to meet Missouri State Teacher Certification requirements. Learn More

Middle Childhood Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing all sections of C-BASE, the professional teaching portfolio, and the Praxis exam required for the area of certification sought. Learn More

Secondary Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing all sections of C-BASE, the professional teaching portfolio, and the Praxis exam required for the area of certification sought. Learn More