Innovative education... Engaged educators
The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, TESOL, and Special Education (ECETS) provides preservice and practicing educators, and related services professionals, the preparation and embedded practical experiences that feature contemporary and evidence-based best practices. The hallmark of the pedagogical instruction and pragmatics is our focus on engaged, experiential learning that introduces and supports premiere instructional opportunities that orient and improve our students' development of sound learning communities, supporting classrooms of students of diverse populations and abilities. The faculty pride themselves in offering a variety of course content platforms, opportunities for student research, and community collaborations and partnerships.
Through the integration of content in general, special, and second language learning, candidates may earn certifications and endorsements with valued skills that make them highly qualified and marketable. Nationally-recognized research faculty teach undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare future educators in instruction and assessment, with a strong foundation in working with diverse, urban populations.
Educator candidates actively engage in unique practicum experiences in the Studio School Model for clinical practice. As Missouri's leader, the College partners with 36 different public, private, and charter schools. As a College, we take great pride in preparing "community educators" who are well-experienced to impact all students in a wide variety of settings, and with a much broader understanding of education's role in society. Our candidates make a collective impact as faculty members in the differentiated staffing model. Sought after by partner districts and agencies, many of our graduates are hired directly into the studio schools or districts where they complete their clinical preparation.
B.S.Ed. degree candidates must complete the following General Education courses required by the College of Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
|First Year Writing|
|ENGL 1100||First-Year Writing||3|
|or HIST 1111||Reacting to the Past|
|MATH 1030||College Algebra||3|
|EDUC 2222||Interpretation: Connecting Audiences and Meaning||3|
|or COMM 1040||Introduction to Public Speaking|
|ED TECH 2230||Information Literacy||3|
|American History or Government|
|POL SCI 1100||Introduction to American Politics||3|
|Humanities and Fine Arts|
|ART ED 2179||Visual Art Activities for Elementary School||3|
|MUS ED 2770||An Introduction To Music For The Elementary School Teacher||3|
|Additional course in Humanities or Fine Arts||3|
|ED PSY 2212||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|GEOG 1001||Introduction To Geography||3|
|or GEOG 1002||World Regions|
|HIST 1001||American Civilization To 1865||3|
|or HIST 1002||American Civilization 1865 To Present|
|Math and Life/Natural Sciences|
|BIOL 1012||General Biology||3|
|GEOL 1001||General Geology||4|
|Additional course in Physics or Chemistry or Combined Chemistry/Physics||3|
|MATH 1150||Introduction to the Structure Of Mathematical Systems||3|
|MATH 2510||Structure of Mathematical Systems II||3|
|ECON 1052||Microeconomics For The School Curriculum||3|
|ATM SCI 1001||Elementary Meteorology||4|
|or ASTRON 1001||Cosmic Evolution Introductory Astronomy|
|HLTH PE 3432||Teaching Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School||3|
|ENGL 3100||Junior-Level Writing||3|
All students in the B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education program are required to take the following Level I, Level II, and Level III courses. Each student must select an emphasis area and complete the required courses for that emphasis area.
Professional Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or below is unacceptable).
Beginning with those students graduating in May, 2017 and receiving teacher certification, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires a 3.0 GPA in professional education courses, a 3.0 GPA in the teaching content field, and a 2.75 overall GPA.
Students must pass the required DESE certification assessments to receive the B.S.Ed. degree.
|Introduction to Education|
|EDUC 1000||Building Community, Culture, and Learning in Education||1|
|EDUC 1001||Early Clinical Experience: Community Agency||1|
|Level I: Education in Community Contexts|
|TCH ED 2000||Becoming a Professional Educator||1|
|TCH ED 2001||Early Clinical Experience: Schools||1|
|TCH ED 2209||Foundations of Teaching in American Schools||2|
|Level II: Teaching and Learning Across Context and Clinical Experiences|
|ED PSY 3312||Psychology of Learning, Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|ELE ED 3338||Teaching Elementary Literacy in Inclusive Settings: Literacy Assessment and Learning||3|
|SPEC ED 3318||Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|TCH ED 3001||Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners||1|
|TCH ED 3212||Sociolinguistics and Communication in the Classroom||3|
|Level III: Instructional Application in Studio Schools|
|ELE ED 3339||Teaching Elementary Literacy in Inclusive Settings: Literacy Instruction and Learning||4|
|ELE ED 4246||Teaching Elementary Mathematics in Inclusive Settings I||3|
|ELE ED 4253||Teaching Elementary Social Studies in Inclusive Settings||3|
|ELE ED 4341||Teaching Science in Inclusive Elementary Schools||3|
|ELE ED 4342||Teaching Elementary Mathematics in Inclusive Settings II||3|
|SPEC ED 4323||Classroom Management and Positive Behavioral Supports in Inclusive Educational Settings||3|
All candidates must complete levels I, II, and III course work above in the College of Education. In addition, students must complete the following Emphasis Area courses:
|SPEC ED 3349||Cross-Categorical Special Education||3|
|SPEC ED 4315||Language and Communication of Children with Special Needs||3|
|SPEC ED 4342||Transition Issues And Planning||3|
|ELE ED 4989||Practicum I: Elementary/Special Education Site Based Experience||3|
|ELE ED 4990||Practicum II: Elementary/Special Education Site Based Experience||12|
Total for the B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education with Emphasis in Special Education: minimum of 123 hours.