Major, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
Teacher Education programs in the School of Teaching and Learning are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The BSE in Elementary Education includes two options. The Early Childhood Education option leads to Missouri teaching certification for Birth-Grade 3. The Elementary Education Grades 1 -6 option leads to Missouri teaching certification for grades 1 - 6.
The junior and senior levels in the program are field-based blocks which integrate core content (language arts/literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies). All courses are listed as corequisites and are embedded within the context of practice in a UCM Partner School. Students who need to fulfill a part of a block need to consult with a faculty advisor.
Those courses designated as Professional Education Courses for education certification purposes are designated by a book symbol. Students must earn at least a C grade in all Professional Education courses, maintain
Certification to teach elementary in grades 1-6.
Elementary Education, BSE (41-285) (Grades 1 - 6 Option) (4 Year Guide)
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 option will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate and apply understandings of major concepts, skills, and practices, as they interpret disciplinary curricular standards and related expectations within and across literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies for grades K-6.
- Plan and adapt instructional sequences and justify their selection of goals, assessments and instructional strategies to promote student learning.
- Deliver instruction using a variety of effective instructional practices guided by knowledge of children and assessment of students’ learning.
- Demonstrate effective classroom management strategies and engagement techniques to promote student learning.