Innovative education... Engaged educators
UMSL’s College of Education offers the Bachelor of Educational Studies (the “BES”) for students excited about education, but looking for challenges outside the traditional classroom. The BES degree prepares students for a career as an educator in many agencies. Wherever education happens outside the classroom, BES graduates will be prepared to be skilled and confident leaders and innovators. Coursework builds around a student’s interests with a unique mix of education, management and content, including significant courses from across the University from Arts & Sciences, Social Work and Business:
Wide varieties of institutions emphasize informal learning and do so in many different types of settings. These institutions are eager to hire people who have training and relevant experience in education, management, marketing, and technology. UMSL’s College of Education, responding to this need, has designed a distinctive, flexible and inter-disciplinary bachelor’s degree that emphasizes practical skills for multiple settings.
The BES is expressly designed for students who want a broad view of education and a career in educational settings outside the traditional classroom. Program flexibility allows students to choose emphasis areas and tailor coursework to align with their career aspirations. In-depth internship opportunities with select agencies offer students authentic work experiences and the opportunity to put their coursework into practice.
Real BES enthusiasts have an opportunity to receive a small scholarship by becoming BES Ambassadors. More information about the scholarship is available at gocoe.umsl.edu/besambassador
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|