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 or Bachelor of Science
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.