Lesson Plan Design

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The Missouri Baptist University School of Education has developed a lesson plan format that all students are required to employ in designing lesson plans for use in field experiences, student teaching, and other courses at the university which require students to develop their own lesson plans.  On this page you will find a template that should be used to assure that all components of the lesson plan are being addressed.

Download this fill-able form to develop your own lesson plans:  MBU lesson plan fillable form – revised fall 2017


Additional information regarding curriculum and lesson plan development may be found on the DESE website.


squarelogoonlyMBU is in a partnership with CEEDAR, which stands for “Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform.” This link, http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/cems/udl/multimedia/, is from the CEEDAR website and provides resources for Universal Design for Learning (UDL).   The Universal Design for Learning framework can be used to make curriculum design and classroom instruction accessible for all students to meet the needs of all learners.  For example, in the resources is an introduction to UDL. During the introduction, participants will begin a KWL chart, watch two videos about Universal Design in architecture and design, connect ideas in architecture and product design to classrooms and curricular design, interact with the learner variability model and watch a video that describes the learner variability model, get introduced to the idea of equitable opportunities, and become familiar with some key vocabulary.

There are many resources on the CEEDAR site which are available for your use.  Feel free to explore CEEDAR!


EduSAIL – Educational Systems and Instruction for Learning – features the Missouri Collaborative Work initiative. Through Missouri Collaborative Work, PK-12 educators establish collaborative data teams, develop and administer common formative assessments, use data-based decision-making, and implement effective teaching/learning practices.

About the Missouri Collaborative Work Initiative

Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, the Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education initiated a new approach to addressing the achievement disparity between students with disabilities and students without disabilities. This initiative is the Collaborative Work. By invitation, Missouri districts may choose to participate.

The purpose of the Collaborative Work Grant is to improve learning for all students, especially students with disabilities, and improve teaching, by:

  • establishing and implementing effective and efficient collaborative data teams,
  • implementing with fidelity and a high degree of effectiveness a variety of teaching/learning practices which have been proven to have a high effect size on student outcomes,
  • developing and administering common formative assessments to measure the effectiveness of teaching/learning practices as evidenced by student mastery of learning objectives, and
  • using data‐based decision making to guide decisions about classroom teaching/learning practices.

To learn more about collaborative work: http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/effective-practices/collaborative-work.