Innovative education... Engaged educators
Education is a significant component of many organizations that are outside the traditional structure of schools. For example, governmental agencies that focus on delivering services frequently include informing clients and providing educational programs as part of their core work. Many not-for-profit institutions and non-governmental organizations also have an educational focus as part of their mission. Organizations like these train and educate their staff members as well as their clients. UMSL’s BES program with an emphasis in Youth and Adult Development is designed to prepare professionals who will help these agencies and organizations in fulfilling the educational aspects of their missions.
In UMSL’s BES program, students gain skills and insights that can be applied as innovative educators, program managers, activity directors, trainers and as curriculum developers in these informal learning settings BES students in the Youth and Adult Development emphasis will find employment opportunities in organizations that work with after-school and youth programs, programs for special needs audiences and not-for-profit organizations that provide counseling and emergency services. Through the BES program, students have the opportunity to earn specific credentials, as needed, and to pursue academic minors related to their individual career goals. Traditional state teacher certification is not required for this emphasis area.
The Youth and Adult Development BES program is based on current research of best practices for effective teaching of youth and adults outside of the classroom setting. The program addresses educational theories and practice, curriculum emergence and development in informal education, human development theory and practice, diversity, advocacy, and family partnerships for education.
Through our strong internship offerings, UMSL BES students have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of field and community based experiences which are included as part of their professional course work. These internship experiences take place in a variety of settings in the St. Louis region. Internships at signature organizations such as the St. Louis ARC, Dolan Houses Memory Care, Girls Inc., and UMSL SUCCEED offer authentic work site experiences with both suburban and urban populations. Built into the BES program is the flexibility for students to have a tailor-made culminating experience related to their professional goals and future career needs.
The B. E. S. is a professional degree designed for individuals who wish to study Education as a scholarly discipline in preparation for a career in one of four areas:
(1) Early Childhood
(2) Exercise Science and Wellness
(3) Park and Museum Programs
(4) Youth and Adult Development
Students follow the University's General Education Requirements, Mathematical Skills, Advanced Expository Writing, American History and Government, and Cultural Diversity Requirements. Due to prerequisites of required courses all students must take PSYCH 1003 and POL SCI 1100. Students pursuing the Exercise Science emphasis area must take BIOL 1012, BIOL 1013, and MATH 1030.
|EDUC 1001||Early Clinical Experience: Community Agency||1|
|TCH ED 2000||Becoming a Professional Educator||1|
|EDUC 2222||Interpretation: Connecting Audiences and Meaning||3|
|EDUC/PHYS ED 2136||Facility Management|
|EDUC 3170||Grant Proposal Writing for Educators||3|
|ED FND 3251||Black Americans in Education||3|
|ED FND 4330||History of American Education through the Lens of Social Justice||3|
|ED PSY 2212||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|or PSYCH 2272||Developmental Psychology: Adulthood And Aging|
|ED REM 4730||Program Assessment and Evaluation||3|
|ED TECH 4302||Educational Technology Instruction in Educational Agencies||3|
|or ED TECH 4436||Computer-Mediated Teaching and Learning in Education|
|MKTG 3721||Introduction to Digital Marketing Strategies||3|
Students must complete the requirements for one Academic Minor chosen in consultation with the advisor. The minor and electives in a related area must total 21 hours.
|MEDIA ST 2211||Introduction to Digital Multimedia Production||3|
|MEDIA ST 2222||Convergence and Digital Media||3|
|MGMT/SOC 3600||Management and Organizational Behavior||3|
|SOC WK 2000||Social Work and Social Issues||3|
|HLTH PE 3380||Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Performance||3|