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.

Special Education: Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate

MINOR: Cross-Categorical Disabilities

Degree Applicability: Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood/Elementary Education (combined) or Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Child Development or General Studies in Learning. A minor in Cross-Categorical Disabilities consists of at least 18 hours selected from the following courses, up to 12 hours of which may be taken for graduate credit with Senior Permission. The minor does not, by itself, fulfill the requirements for certification in special education: cross-categorical disabilities mild/moderate. Learn More

Early Childhood Education Special Education

Minor: Early Childhood Special Education

Degree Applicability: Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in either in Early Childhood Education (stand alone) or Early Childhood/Elementary Education (combined) or Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in either Child Development or General Studies in Learning. Learn More

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 the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) (or C-BASE if all subtests were passed as of 12/31/2013 and degree/certification requirements can be completed by 12/31/2016); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sought (or Praxis exam if passed as of 8/31/2014 and degree/certification requirements can be completed as of 12/31/2016); 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching). Learn More

Elementary Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) (or C-BASE if all subtests were passed as of 12/31/2013 and degree/certification requirements can be completed by 12/31/2016); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sought (or Praxis exam if passed as of 8/31/2014 and degree/certification requirements can be completed as of 12/31/2016); 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching). 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

Health Education

Health is transitioning from 9-12 to K-12 in 2015-2016 due to changes in DESE certification requirements. Learn More

Middle Childhood Education

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) (or C-BASE if all subtests were passed as of 12/31/2013 and degree/certification requirements can be completed by 12/31/2016); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sought (or Praxis exam if passed as of 8/31/2014 and degree/certification requirements can be completed as of 12/31/2016); 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching). Learn More

Physical Education

Physical Education is transitioning to K-12 only in 2015-2016 due to changes in DESE certification requirements. Learn More

Secondary Education

Students must have a primary, content area major to pursue certification at the secondary or K-12 level. Students must also meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) (or C-BASE if all subtests were passed as of 12/31/2013 and degree/certification requirements can be completed by 12/31/2016); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sought (or Praxis exam if passed as of 8/31/2014 and degree/certification requirements can be completed as of 12/31/2016); 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching). Learn More

Unified Science

Undergraduate candidates seeking to teach at the secondary level must have a primary major in Unified Science. Students must also select a concentration area in either biology or chemistry, which will constitute a minor. Learn More