Our four-year graduation plan allows you the opportunity to become eligible for certification to teach grades 1-6 in four years.
Suggested course sequencing
15-17 hours each semester is recommended; however, in order to complete this program in four years, summer school or high school dual enrollment credit hours are necessary.
All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and are subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility.
Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.
PLS 101 courses taken at out of state or private universities may not have included Missouri Constitution. This wil be indicated by "NM" (Not Met) on transfer student audits. In this case, PLS 103 is required.
Take the CBASE - CARR 311. It is recommended that the CBASE be taken no later than semester two. Having attempted the CBASE is a prerequisite for ELE 302. If you do not pass all components with a 265 or higher, you still have another semester to retake failed components in order to continue beyond ELE 302. All components of the C-BASE must be passed within a two-year time limit if any score is below a 235.
There are prerequisites to meet before you can enroll in ELE 302 - 30 hours completed, ACT (if required by the University or DESE), combined GPA of 2.5 or higher, COM 115 and EDC 150 (or SFR 250 or equivalent competencies) with "C" or higher or concurrent enrollment and have attempted the CBASE.
To take education courses BEYOND ELE 302 you must be admitted to the Teacher Education program (exception: EDT 365, SPE 310, RDG 318). To be admitted to the Teacher Education program, you must have completed COM 115, EDC 150 (or SFR 250 or equivalent competencies) and ELE 302 with a C or higher, have a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher, have passed all the components of the C-BASE test with a 265 or higher, and have a Highway Patrol background check. When the requirements are met, the PEC will evaluate your credentials for admission to Teacher Education.
Submit your application to the degree program and see your advisor to file your degree program.
Concurrent enrollment of ELE 429, 434 and 438 is recommended.
Take the Praxis II (NTE) Exam (CARR 311). A passing score in your certification area on the PRAXIS II exam is required for certification. Concurrent enrollment of KIN 400, ELE 500, ELE 510 and ECE 501 is required.
Student teaching applications are due February 15 for those student teaching in the upcoming Fall or Spring semester. Access the student teaching application online through My Missouri State.