COE: Bachelor of Science in Education (BS Ed)
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Launch Your Career with Experience that Makes a Difference

Enrolling in the College of Education teacher preparation program actively and uniquely engages you throughout your studies in working with pre K-12 students as they learn and develop in informal and formal learning settings. The College of Education recognizes that we prepare educators for a variety of roles and a variety of contexts (i.e. P-12 schools, youth serving organizations, museums, zoos, gardens, nature centers, after school programs, tutoring/mentoring programs, businesses, legislative offices, etc.) all of which impact student learning. We want to prepare community educators as well as P-12 classroom teachers who can provide relevance, application, and meaning to student learning in developmentally, socially, and culturally responsive ways. As a teacher candidate, you will work with students in youth serving agencies to support them in non-traditional settings. You will also gain valuable practical knowledge by applying university course content to interactions with young learners in academically focused content-based community agencies such the St. Louis Chess Club, Powder Valley, and many United Way agencies.

Our teacher programs offer unique capstone experiences, two practica in “Studio Schools.” These are schools and districts where design happens, using a “differentiated staffing” plan. Specifically, teacher candidates will work in the school site as a faculty member, planning and teaching to provide in-depth support, flexibility, and intervention for pre K–12 students where it’s needed. The focus of this model is on K–12 student learning. Teacher candidates, supported by the supervisor and school site mentor, will impact Pre K–12 students in multiple, varied and wide ranging grade level, achievement and subject specific contexts. These can include small group settings, whole class lessons, enrichment and support lessons all focused learning experiences. As a College of Education teacher candidate, you will have state of the art opportunities to make positive impacts on student learning and growth as you become a community educator for all learners.

Contact Advisor:

Office of Advising and Student Services

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
(314) 516-5937
(314) 516-6689

Hours:
mon-thurs: 8:30a - 7p
fri: 8:30a - 5p

News

Slide 1 Education alumna Deitra Colquitt selected for Voices of Change Writing Fellowship
Deitra Colquitt, a four-time graduate of the UMSL College of Education and co-principal at Pershing Elementary School, is one of eight educators in the United States to take part in the paid fellowship. EdSurge is matching Colquitt with an editor to chronicle her experiences as a school leader at Pershing during the 2021-22 school year. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 2 Alumna Lauren Schoellhorn’s passion for teaching impacts students at Eureka High School
Lauren Schoellhorn (left) accepts her award for Rockwood School District’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year from school board president Jamie Bayes. Schoellhorn went on to be named one of 35 Regional Teachers of the Year and one of seven finalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Eureka High School)
Slide 3 New sport management program jump-starts students’ careers
Sport management students (from left) Eddie Cooney, Connor Horack, Myles Cephas and Lucas Marroquin interned for the Alton River Dragons, a collegiate summer baseball team in the Prospect League, this summer. They gained valuable experience in a variety of roles including ticket sales, community relations, game day operations and inventory. (Photo by August Jennewein)