Program Requirements

Degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree are required to meet the following grade point average requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.

  1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
  2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B and C
  3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
  4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C

Additionally, students must earn passing scores on all four sub-tests of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) and successfully complete the other Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) as established by the Missouri Board of Education.

All students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and have successfully completed Supervised Teaching in order to earn this degree. Refer to "Teacher Education Program" for application procedures.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements (46-48 hours)
    Specific courses required for major and/or certification which may be used to satisfy General Education Requirements:
    1. Focus on Written Communication (6 hours): ENG 110(3) and ENG 210(3)
    2. Focus on Quantitative Literacy: Completion of general education requirement with a grade of "C" or better. MTH 130(3) recommended.
    3. Focus on Oral Communication: COM 115(3)
    4. Focus on Life Sciences: BIO 100(4)
    5. Focus on Physical Sciences: PHY 101(4)
    6. Focus on Social and Behavioral Sciences: PSY 121(3). Note: ECO 155 cannot be double-counted if Social Science is chosen as an area of subject matter option.
    7. Focus on Cultural Competence: GRY 100 is required if Social Science is chosen as an area of subject matter option.
    8. Courses used to meet the Focus on Humanities and the Focus on the Arts must have two (2) different course codes to meet state certification requirements. ART 200 or MUS 241 recommended.
    9. Focus on Constitution of U.S. and Missouri and American History and Institutions: HST 121(3) and PLS 101(3)
  2. Area of Subject Matter Options (24 hours):
    Students must complete one of the following program options. This requirement is met by combining coursework required for General Education (section A)and additional hours in the content area option. General Education requirements are bolded. Courses noted with an asterisk are those that cannot be double-counted toward both General Education requirements and the program option.
    1. Language Arts Option (24 hours):
      1. ENG 110(3), 210(3), 338(3), 390(3), 520(3), THE 505(3)
      2. Two of the following courses: ENG 282(3), 351(3), 354(3), 533(3), 534(3), 536(3)
    2. Mathematics Option (24 hours):
      1. MTH 130(3), 320(3), 343(3), 479(3)
      2. Two of the following courses: MTH 135(3), 138(5), 261(5), 280(5), 315(3), 575(3)
      3. One of the following courses: MTH 360(3), 460(3)
      4. One of the following courses: MTH 377(3), 261(5)-if not used previously
    3. Science Option (24 hours):

      BIO 100(4), PHY 101(4), BIO 205(2), CHM 116(4), CHM 117(1), GRY 108(3), GRY 240(4), PHY 501(2)
    4. Social Sciences Option (24 hours):
      1. GRY 100(3), HST 121(3), HST 122(3), PLS 101(3), HST 103(3)*, HST 104(3)*, ECO 155(3)*
      2. One of the following courses: HST 335(3),350(3), 380(3), 381(3)

        *Cannot be double-counted toward both General Education requirements and the program option.
  3. Professional Education (47-48 hours): Note: A grade of "C" or better in each course is required.
    1. Foundations of Teaching: EDC 345(3), EDC 350(3), EDT 365(3),PSY 360(3), SPE 340(2)
    2. Teaching Methods: MID 400(3), RDG 474(3), RDG 574(3), SFR 486(3)
    3. Choose one of the following content area methods courses:
      1. ENG 405(3) - Language Arts
      2. MTH 409(3) - Mathematics
      3. SCI 404(3) - Science
      4. HST 418(4) - Social Sciences
    4. Clinical Experiences: SEC 302(3), MID 439(3), MID 493(6), MID 494(6)
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MID 493(6) and 494(6).
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification.
  6. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements