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Early Childhood Education Special Education

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) for each area of certification sought; 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching).

All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which take effect August 1, 2017. Candidates able to complete all requirements for graduation and certification by July 31, 2017, may opt to finish under the outgoing compendium requirements.

Melanie Bishop, Ed.D


Dean, Education Division; Associate Professor of Education
314-392-2323
melanie.bishop@mobap.edu

Paula Bennett, M.A.


Associate Professor of Communications
314-744-5350
paula.bennett@mobap.edu

Mary Ann Bouas, Ed.S.


Assistant Professor; Education Division Scheduling Coordinator; Undergraduate Advisor
314-392-2388
Maryann.bouas@mobap.edu

Holly Brand, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Psychology
314-392-2306
holly.brand@mobap.edu

Sheri Brandt, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor; Dean of Troy/Wentzville RLC
636.366.4363
sheri.brandt@mobap.edu

James Chellew, M.A.


Site Coordinator, MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Education
636-481-3559
james.chellew@mobap.edu

David Collum, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Data Analyst; Director of Assessment
314-485-8446
David.collum@mobap.edu

Tammy Cox


Assistant Professor, Director of Teacher Education
314-744-7694
tammy.cox@mobap.edu

Mary Ann Conaway, Ph.D.


Professor of Education; Director of Graduate Counseling
314-392-2332
maryann.conaway@mobap.edu

Tonia Crane, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Education
314-485-8486
tonia.crane@mobap.edu

Tim Delicath, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Educational Research
314-485-8438
tim.delicath@mobap.edu

Diane Denney, Ph.D.


Professor of Education; Director of Special Education
314-308-0210
Diane.denney@mobpa.edu

Mark Engelhardt, Ph.D.


Professor of Education
314-744-5339
mark.engelhardt@mobap.edu

Amber Henry, Ed.D.


Professor of Education, Dean Jefferson County and Farmington Regional Learning Centers
573-431-9700
amber.henry@mobap.edu

Edward Hillhouse, Ed.D.


Professor of Education; Dean, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
636-257-5042
edward.hillhouse@mobap.edu

Susan K. Hladky, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Field Experience
314-485-8469
susank.hladky@mobap.edu

Clint Limoges


Assistant Professor Counseling
314-392-2379
clint.limoges@mobap.edu

Alicia Noddings, Ed.D.


Assistant Dean, Education Division; Assistant Professor; Director of Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education
alicia.noddings@mobap.edu

Lowell Pitzer, M.A.


Coordinator of Physical and Health Education Programs; Assistant Professor of Education
314-392-2317
lowell.pitzer@mobap.edu

Laura Rauscher, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling
314-485-8464
laura.rauscher@mobap.edu

Larry Richardson, M.S.Ed.


Coordinator of Graduate Advising; Instructor of Human Services and Counseling
314-744-7654
larry.richardson@mobap.edu

Julia Schroeder, Ph.D.


Professor of Education and Natural Sciences; Dean – Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers
618-985-3741, ext. 8114
julia.schroeder@mobap.edu

Shelton Smith. Ed.D.


Director of K-12 Educational Leadership Programs; Professor of Education
314-485-8452
shelton.smith@mobap.edu

Thomas M. Smith, Ed.D.


Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics; Professor of Education/Health and Sport Sciences
314-392-2264
thomas.smith@mobap.edu

C. Scully Stikes, Ph.D.


Professor of Counseling and Sociology
314-744-5329
scully.stikes@mobap.edu

Marsha Tierney, M.S.


Site Coordinator, Franklin County Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Education
573-468-3719
marsha.tierney@mobap.edu

C. Clark Triplett, Ph.D.


Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review; Acting Director of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership; Professor of Psychology and Sociology 
314-392-2221
clark.triplett@mobap.edu

Christine Ward


Assistant Professor Counseling
christine.ward@mobap.edu
314-392-2338