This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives and placement in English and mathematics.
The early childhood education degree program can be completed in eight semesters and one or two summers.
Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.
Requirements for admission to Teacher Education include: Passing all sections of the Missouri State Board of Education entry examination, completion of the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), COM 115 completed “C”>, ELE 302 completed “C”>, a 2.75 GPA and Family Care Safety Registry on file. When requirements are met, the PEC will evaluate your credentials for admission to T.E. There is no application to fill out.
As per DESE directives, GPA requirements listed below are effective fall 2013:
2.75 overall GPA for admission to the Teacher Education program
2.75 overall GPA and 3.00 content (major) GPA for assignment to supervised teaching
2.75 overall GPA, 3.00 content (major) GPA and 3.00 GPA in Professional Education for graduation &
(Individual programs will determine at what point in the program content GPA applies)
The Early Childhood Program at MSU is selective. Applications may be submitted upon successful completion of the Missouri State Board of Education entry examination AND enrollment (or past enrollment) in ELE 302 or an equivalent field experience course (transferred as PEU 015). Applications are due October 1st each fall semester and March 15th each spring semester.