Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education • West Plains

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Beginning the 2019-20 academic school year, this grant addresses workforce needs and helps nontraditional students pursue an elementary education degree.

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

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, offered through Gohn Hall on the West Plains campus, 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.

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.

You may begin this program any semester. There are day and evening options available to fit your busy schedule. Day programs begin in the fall and evening programs in the spring. 


Jason Orr

Almost two decades after he first left school, Jason was able to follow his dream

Korrie Vance

Supportive faculty from MSU-West Plains helped Korrie follow her passion.

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