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.
Students must earn at least a C grade in all Professional Education courses.
Certification to teach early childhood education, Birth-Grade 3.
Elementary Education - Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3, BSE (41-286) (4 Year Guide)
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3 option will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Promote child development and learning while building family and community relationships.
- Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.
- Use content knowledge, appropriate pedagogy, and dispositions to build meaningful curriculum using developmentally effective approaches.