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    Jul 23, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Childhood Education, BS


CIP Code: 13.1203

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) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).

Note: Candidates pursuing this major may opt to complete either one or two concentration areas. In addition, the Middle Childhood major may be combined with Secondary certification, earning subject-specific certification in grades 5-12. Specific requirements are shown below:

General Education Requirements (Education)   

Bachelor of Science (Education)   

Programs within the School of Teacher Education are subject to change as DESE alters their requirements. Students must regularly meet with their advisor to remain on track for graduation and to meet certification requirements. 

Middle Childhood Education Major Requirements


Professional Requirements


Content Planning and Delivery/Individual Student Needs/Schools and the Teaching Profession


Total: 38 Hours


Students who transfer in a course for EDUC 203  that does not include an equivalent field experience must take EDCL 200.
Students who transfer in a course for EDRD 423/523  which does not include an equivalent field experience must complete EDCL 420/520   

Instructional Strategies and Techniques in Content Specialty Area


Candidates should complete only the course(s) which represent the content area(s) of desired certification:

Total: 3-6 Hours


Field and Clinical Experiences


Total: 14 Hours


*Candidates pursuing middle/secondary combined certification must complete EDCL 411/511  in a secondary school setting.

Subject-Specific Certification Requirements


NOTE: A 24-credit-hour area of concentration is required for middle school certification. Areas of concentration offered by Missouri Baptist University include Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Speech/Theatre. Candidates pursuing middle/secondary combined certification must satisfy all the subject-specific secondary content area requirements, which will also fulfill the middle school concentration area requirements, except for middle/secondary general science combined.

Business Education


Students interested in completing a minor in Business Administration must take BUSN 353  and will also need to complete BUSN 303 MGMT 303 , and MRKT 313 .

6 Hours in Computer/Emerging Technology from the Following:

Total: 24 Hours


* Must satisfy prerequisite

Total: 24 Hours


Mathematics


Students desiring to complete a minor in Mathematics must complete MATH 254  and MATH 264 , which will satisfy 8 of the required elective hours.

College-level Math Electives

Eight (8) hours minimum:

Total: 24 Hours


General Science 5-9


Students desiring to complete a minor in Biology will also need to complete six hours of upper division biology electives to total 18 hours.

Total: 25 Hours


Social Science


Students desiring to complete a minor in Social Sciences will also need to complete HIST 303  plus a three hour upper division history course. Students desiring to complete a minor in History will also need to complete HIST 303  plus six hours of upper division history courses. (Students may not minor in both Social Sciences and History.)

Total: 24 Hours


Speech/Theatre


Students desiring to complete a minor in Theatre will also need to complete at least two hours in the performance area (THEP courses).

Total: 24 Hours


*Note: COMM 233  and THEA 313  fulfill Fine Arts General Education courses for students pursuing Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Speech/Theatre.

Total: 82-85 Hours