BSEd Four-Year Degree Plan: Early Childhood Education

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan, last reviewed 08-10-2020, is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

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Total hours 15

Second semester (spring)

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Total hours 17

Third semester (fall)

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GEC112 Human Cultures - The Arts 3
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GEC111 Human Cultures - Humanities 3
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Total hours 18

Fourth semester (spring)

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GEC116 Public Affairs - Public Issues 3
GEC115 Public Affairs - Cultural Competence 3
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MTH320 Foundations of Math for Teachers (Recommended FA20) 3
Total hours 18

Fifth semester (fall)

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Total hours 18

Sixth semester (spring)

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Total hours 17

Seventh semester (fall)

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Total hours 12

Eighth semester (spring)

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Student teaching applications are due February 1 for those student teaching in the upcoming fall and August 1 if student teaching in the upcoming Spring semester.
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Total hours 12

Admission to Teacher Education Requirements

  • 30 completed hours
  • A 2.75 Overall GPA
  • COM 115 completed with a "C" or higher
  • ECE304 completed with a "C" or higher
  • Pass all sections of MOGEA or a composite score of 20 on the ACT
  • MOVECHS Fingerprinting
  • Signed student contract
  • Signed dispositions checklist
  • Active Taskstream account

When requirements are met, the Educator Preparation Provider Committee (EPPC) will evaluate your credentials for admission into the teacher education program. There is no application to be completed.

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 & certification recommendation
  • (Individual programs will determine at what point in the program content GPA applies)