This major is available as both a stand-alone (Birth through Grade 3) and as a combined major with Elementary Education (Birth through Grade 6), Early Childhood Special Education (Birth through Grade 3 or Grade 6), and/or Special Education Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate.
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); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).
Applicable Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science options are also available)
See Missouri Baptist University 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog:
All degree plans reflect current Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules.
Undergraduate Education Advisor for Elementary, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education and Child Development programs