Elementary Education


This major is available as both a stand-alone (Grades 1-6) and as a combined major with Early Childhood and/or Early Childhood Special Education(Birth through Grade 3) or with Special Education Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate (Grades K-12).

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).

Applicable Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education

EDUC 210 Field Experience I Seminar

EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I

EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning

EDUC 213 Foundational Perspectives of Education

EDUC 301 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

EDUC 303 Methods of Teaching

EDUC 373 Technology and Instructional Media

PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

PSYC 333 Child Psychology

EDUC 410 Field Experience II Seminar

EDCL 411 Teaching Field Experience II

EDPS 453 The Exceptional Child

EDRD 423 Integration of Literacy in the Content Areas

ETOP 423 Classroom and Behavior Management

EDUC 401 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development II

ELCL 476 Student Teaching: Elementary

EDUC 471 Student Teaching Seminar

EDRD 433 Foundations of Literacy Instruction PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

EDRD 443 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities: Seminar and Field Experience

EDSP 453 Teaching Remedial Math K - 12: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 453 Integrated Language Arts Concept for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 463 Integrated Social Studies/Geographical Concepts for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 473 Integrated Mathematics/Science Concepts I for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 483 Integrated Mathematics/Science Concepts II for PK - 6

EDSP 413 Language Development of the Exceptional Child

EDSP 434 Methods of Teaching for Students with Cross-Categorical Disabilities: Seminar and Field Experience

EDSP 463 Individual Diagnostic & Classroom Assessment

HUED 433 Theories & Techniques of Counseling Students and their Families

HUED 443 Transition/Career Development and Vocational Education




Choosing the correct degree plan worksheet: First-time Freshman or Transfer/Readmit
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is in the process of changing the course requirements for certification. While the new rules for certification requirements have been adopted by the State Board of Education, all Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the state remain under the previous requirements in the compendium while procedures and processes are developed and implemented for EPPs to submit their new program requirements to DESE for approval.

Because all students graduating after SU-17 must meet the new certification requirements, students entering in FA-14 as first-time freshmen will be under the new rules. However, transfer or readmit students entering in FA-14 who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 may finish under the compendium requirements which are currently still in effect. (Transfer/readmit students who will not be able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 will also need to follow the degree plans for first-time freshmen.) Therefore, we have developed two sets of degree plan worksheets for the 2014-2015 catalog: one for first-time freshmen and one for transfer/readmit students who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17. It is critical that you select the correct degree plan worksheet if you are seeking initial teacher certification.



Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324

Mrs. Ricki Roth
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656