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Early Childhood Education and Leadership
Requirements for B.S.E. MAJOR
78 HOURS, 2.75 GPA AND 2.5 CORE GPA
NO GRADE LOWER THAN A "C" IN EDUCATION CORE
The Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Leadership is designed to prepare graduates for positions of responsibility and leadership in Head Start programs, childcare centers, private preschools, and family childcare. The degree program combines knowledge of child development and learning; family and community relationships; observation, documentation, and assessment; concepts and tools of inquiry in the content areas; curriculum development; effective teaching strategies; guidance; professionalism; and leadership, including basic knowledge of program planning and evaluation, and human and financial resources. This program does not result in certification.
This Program Is Offered Through:
Parkville 16 Week Program
Kansas City Accelerated Programs
School of Extended Learning (Selected Campuses)
Criteria for Admission to the School for Education
Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.
The above information is verified by the Office of the Registrar on the Application for Admission to the School for Education (form to be picked up the student in the School for Education office and turned in to the Office of the Registrar).
Procedures for Request to Admission to the School for Education-
Early Childhood Education and Leadership Program
The student provides the following documents to Director of Field Experiences, ten days before the School for Education meeting (4th Wednesday of each month). Please submit documents in a single envelope with your name, telephone number and email address.
Admission to the School for Education-Early Childhood Education and Leadership
Program required for enrollment in the following EDC/EDE/EDU courses:
Because there are specific general education courses required for teacher certification in the state of Missouri, it is imperative the student speak with his or her advisor regarding these course requirements prior to enrollment.
The Park University Education Program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon completion of the program, passing the appropriate PRAXIS test, recommendation by Park University and application by the student, a Missouri Teaching Certificate is issued by the state of Missouri. If students wish to be certified in any state other than Missouri, students are responsible for their course of study to reflect that state's requirements. Teaching Certification requires passing an FBI background check, which includes fingerprinting. Note: Major requirements for a degree program are established by the University catalog at the time the major is declared.
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