Early Childhood Education

This major is available as both a stand-alone (Birth through Grade 3) and as a combined major with Elementary Education (Birth through Grade 6) and/or Early Childhood Special Education (Birth through Grade 3 or Grade 6).

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sough ; 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching).

Applicable Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Science

EDUC 210 Field Experience I Seminar

EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I

EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning

EDUC 213 Foundational Perspectives of Education

EDUC 301 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development I

EDUC 303 Methods of Teaching

EDUC 373 Technology and Instructional Media

PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

PSYC 333 Child Psychology

EDUC 410 Field Experience II Seminar

EDCL 411 Teaching Field Experience II

EDPS 453 The Exceptional Child

EDRD 423 Integration of Literacy in the Content Areas

EDUC 401 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

ETOP 423 Classroom and Behavior Management

ECCL 476 Student Teaching: Early Childhood

ELCL 476 Student Teaching: Elementary

EDUC 471 Student Teaching Seminar

ECED 353 Curriculum, Methods, and Materials of PK - 3: Seminar and Field Experience

ECED 363 Family and Community Resources in PK - 3: Seminar and Field Experience

ECED 373 Health, Nutrition and Safety of Young Child

ECED 383 Administration of Early Childhood Programs

ECED 413 Language Acquisition of the Young Child

ECED 423 Perceptual Motor Development of the Young Child

ECED 443 Diagnostic Procedures in Early Childhood Education

EDRD 433 Foundations of Literacy Instruction PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

EDRD 443 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities: Seminar and Field Experience

EDSP 453 Teaching Remedial Math K - 12: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 453 Integrated Language Arts Concept for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 463 Integrated Social Studies/Geographical Concepts for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 473 Integrated Mathematics/Science Concepts I for PK - 6: Seminar and Field Experience

ELED 483 Integrated Mathematics/Science Concepts II for PK - 6

SOCO 323 Marriage and the Family

ECSP 403 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Ed: Seminar and Field Experience

ECSP 413 Teaching Young Children with Disabilities: Seminar and Field Experience

EDSP 413 Language Development of the Exceptional Child

EDSP 463 Individual Diagnostic & Classroom Assessment

HUED 433 Theories & Techniques of Counseling Students and their Families

All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which take effect August 1, 2017. Candidates able to complete all requirements for graduation and certification by July 31, 2017, may opt to finish under the outgoing compendium requirements.

Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324

Mrs. Ricki Roth
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656

Melanie Bishop, Ed.D

Dean, Education Division; Associate Professor of Education

Paula Bennett, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communications

Mary Ann Bouas, Ed.S.

Assistant Professor; Education Division Scheduling Coordinator; Undergraduate Advisor

Holly Brand, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Sheri Brandt, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor; Dean of Troy/Wentzville RLC

James Chellew, M.A.

Site Coordinator, MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Education

David Collum, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Data Analyst; Director of Assessment

Mary Ann Conaway, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Tammy Cox

Assistant Professor, Director of Teacher Education

Tonia Crane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Tim Delicath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Research

Diane Denney, Ph.D.

Professor of Education; Director of Special Education

Mark Engelhardt, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Amber Henry, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Dean Jefferson County and Farmington Regional Learning Centers

Edward Hillhouse, Ed.D.

Professor of Education; Dean, Franklin County Regional Learning Center

Susan K. Hladky, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Field Experience

Clint Limoges

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Alicia Noddings, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean, Education Division; Assistant Professor; Director of Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education

Lowell Pitzer, M.A.

Coordinator of Physical and Health Education Programs; Assistant Professor of Education

Laura Rauscher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling

Larry Richardson, M.S.Ed.

Coordinator of Graduate Advising; Instructor of Human Services and Counseling

Julia Schroeder, Ph.D.

Professor of Education and Natural Sciences; Dean – Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers
618-985-3741, ext. 8114

Shelton Smith. Ed.D.

Director of K-12 Educational Leadership Programs; Professor of Education

Thomas M. Smith, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics; Professor of Education/Health and Sport Sciences

C. Scully Stikes, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling and Sociology

Marsha Tierney, M.S.

Site Coordinator, Franklin County Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Education

C. Clark Triplett, Ph.D.

Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review; Acting Director of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership; Professor of Psychology and Sociology 

Christine Ward

Assistant Professor Counseling