Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education • Lebanon

The following is a transfer degree plan for a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Complete your first two years at Ozarks Technical Community College before transferring to Missouri State University.

Ozarks Technical Community College

  • Pursue an Associate of Arts in Teaching while at OTC. With the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, you will have met MSU's general education requirements
  • Click here to view all elementary education program focus options.  If you are seeking middle school certification, click here for approved OTC content course options.
  • Select your courses with the assistance of your advisor and meet with a MSU transfer advisor early in your college career to determine other appropriate course work for your academic goals.

Missouri State University

  • Take 300- and 400-level Missouri State courses needed to work toward this four-year degree upon completion of your Associate of Arts in Teaching degree or equivalent coursework.
  • Complete this degree and be certified to teach grades 1-6 in any subject.  Included middle school emphasis-area courses will also help prepare students who may with to seek middle school certification at a later time.
  •  Start this program in the fall. This program operates on a cohort model.

Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program requires you fulfill all prerequisites.

Course availability and prerequisites are subject to change. Check out the course rotations and consult with your advisor before scheduling your classes.

Fall Year 1

CoursesHours
Total hours12
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3

Spring Year 1

CoursesHours
Total hours14
MID 400 Philosophy, Curriculum, and Organization of Middle School Education 3
ELE 410 Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom 3
MTH 360 Foundations of Geometry for Teachers 3
RDG 420 Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 3
RDG 421 Practicum-Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 2

Odd Year Summers

CoursesHours
GRY 240 Earth Science for Teachers 4

Fall Year 2

CoursesHours
Total hours17
ELE 429 Methods of Teaching of Mathematics in Elementary Schools 3
ELE 434 Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary Schools 3
ELE 438 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools 3
MID 439 Middle School Instructional Strategies 3
ELE 425 Methods of Teaching Communication Arts in Elementary Schools 2

Spring Year 2

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ELE 500 Current Issues and Applications in Elementary Education 3-5
ELE 510 The Reflective Practitioner 3
ELE 501 Home/School/Community Relationships with Elementary Children and their Families 2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
ELE 530 Teaching English Language Learners in the Elementary Classroom 2
EDT 520 Technologies in a Contemporary School Setting 1

Fall Year 3

CoursesHours
Total hours11-12
ELE 495 Supervised Teaching (Elementary) 6
ELE 496 Supervised Teaching (Elementary) 5-6