Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education • West Plains

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Certifiable grades 1-6) for the West Plains Campus Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Middle School emphasis offered through the Rural Education Center is a unique teacher preparation program with increased field and clinical experience in the rural school districts of south central Missouri.

Upon completion of this program, you will be certified to teach elementary grades 1-6 and middle school communication arts and social studies through grade 9.

Field experience begins early and you will complete more than 300 hours prior to student teaching.

You will have the option of taking additional hours and gaining additional certifications which increases employability. Beginning salaries for graduates are in the $25,000 to $30,000 range, depending on the geographic area.

This program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Education, accredited by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nationally recognized by the Association of Childhood Education International.

View our Elementary Education Program Focus Options. If you are seeking middle school emphasis, review our approved MSU-West Plains content course options.

For more information, please refer our BS in Elementary Education advisement worksheet and our MSU-WP transfer guide.

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