Degree Applicability: Bachelor of Science in Education
A major in Early Childhood Special Education prepares candidates to teach students with special needs from birth through grade 3. It is available as a stand-alone program or in combination with Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood/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); 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).
All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which took effect August 1, 2017.