This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.
(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed before this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)
Elementary Education Major (Option 1: Birth - Grade 3; Clinical Pathway), BS in Ed. Degree - 128 hours
10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
Courses in italics in the junior and senior years are the Clinical Pathway blocks. The department will enroll you in these courses, and you will self-enroll in any non-CP course you plan to take in that semester. Students pursuing the double certification clinical pathways option will have the opportunity to complete all three Junior Blocks. Please see your Academic Advisor for course planning assistance.
The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your academic advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.
See www.ucmo.edu/cert for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.