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Required Courses

General Education
Foundation Courses
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
MTH 160 College Algebra 4
COM 101 Oral Communication I 3
or COM 107 Public Speaking
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics 3
HST 101 United States History to 1865 1 3
or HST 102 United States History from 1865 to the Present
PSY 200 General Psychology (prerequisite for EDU 227) 3
PSY 203 Child Psychology 3
or PSY 205 Human Growth and Development
or PSY 214 Adolescent Psychology
XXX xxx Humanities and Fine Arts 2 9
XXX xxx Life and Physical Sciences 3 7-8
IDS xxx Interdisciplinary Studies 3
GEN 200 Capstone 1
Physical Education
Select 2 credit hours 2
Program Requirements
EDU 210 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 211 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3
EDU 218 Educational Technology 3
EDU 227 Educational Psychology 3
Education Electives (One of the following must be completed): 3
Education of Exceptional Learners
Multicultural Education
Total Credit Hours 62-63

  1. Courses (HST 101 and HST 102) meet Missouri State Requirement
  2. Non-studio art or music class recommended for Elementary Certification
  3. One lab course required for Secondary Certification; two lab courses required for Elementary certification

Electives may be selected from education electives, content areas or any other courses. They should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor to meet degree requirements, prerequisites, preparation for the MoGEA, and planned level and area of teacher preparation.

Students seeking elementary certification can choose to complete an approved economics course, an approved geography course or additional education courses.

Students seeking secondary certification should select courses required for their specific area of certification in coordination with their transfer institution.