About the Degree:
Teachers who qualify as K-12 teach elementary, middle or secondary education students. You can do this by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree, K-12 Education major,which qualifies you to concentrate with a high degree of specialization in one subject area.
Plan A is for those who want to qualify as teachers in two different subject areas. Plan A is not available in all specialty areas. (Please see your department/content area for advisement.) Each subject area requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of specific course work. Emphasis areas available for K-12 double certification are:
Plan B is for those who want to concentrate in one subject area and be qualified to teach with a high degree of specialization. Forty or more semester hours are required in the subject area or related supporting courses. Single teaching fields available for K-12 certification are:
- French language
- Spanish language
- Music, vocal, instruments or in both areas
- Physical Education
What You’ll Learn:
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate understands the central concepts, structures, and tools of inquiry of the discipline(s) and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful and engaging for all students.
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate understands how students learn, develop and differ in their approaches to learning. The teacher provides learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students.
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate recognizes the importance of long‐range planning and curriculum development. The teacher develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum based upon standards and student needs.
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills including instructional resources.
- The MSSU Teacher Education candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning, positive social interaction, and self‐motivation.
- The MSSU Teacher Education candidate models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
- The MSSU Teacher Education candidate understands and uses formative and summative assessment strategies to assess the learner’s progress, uses assessment data to plan ongoing instruction, monitors the performance of each student, and devises instruction to enable students to grow and develop.
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually assesses the effects of choices and actions on others. The teacher actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally in order to improve learning for all students.
- The Missouri Southern Teacher Education candidate has effective working relationships with students, parents, school colleagues, and community members.
This Degree is Great for You if:
- You want to focus on a specialized area that is near and dear to your heart.
- You enjoy teaching to students of all ages, from little ones to seniors ready for graduation.
- You're excited by the possibility of teaching in different classrooms through the week.
K-12 Professional Education Courses, BSE
Art Education Major, Grades K-12, BSE
French Education Major, Grades K-12, BSE
Physical Education Major, Grades K-12, BSE
Spanish Education Major, Grades K-12, BSE