Teacher Education

Teacher Education Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.):

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.):

Admission into the Teacher Education Program

Three steps are required for admission into the Teacher Education Program:

See the catalog for requirements for tentative formal admission.

  1. Declare your major as teacher education and successfully complete 55 semester hours of prescribed course work.
  2. Apply for tentative formal admission into the Teacher Education Program. Tentative formal admittance is required before you can take professional education courses.
  3. Receive formal admission. Formal admission into the Teacher Education Program is granted after you:
  • Successfully complete the 8 credit hour junior block (Microteaching; Pedagogical Theory, Methods and Practices; and Classroom Management) and are recommended by the instructors of these courses; and
  • Complete two required assessment, Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) prior to the junior block semester.

Clinical Field Experience

The clinical field experience in local schools are included as part of your teacher education studies. This requirement must be met for you to be eligible to graduate from the Teacher Education Program. See the catalog for details about admission requirements for the clinical field experience.

Grade/GPA Requirements

You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better and a GPA of 2.5 or better in your teaching specialty. For students graduating spring 2017 and beyond, the cumulative content GPA requirement will be 3.0.  Also, you must earn a 'C' or better in all professional education courses.  Additional department/content requirements may apply. 


Teacher Education Department

School of Education

Lorinda Hackett
Department Chair, Teacher Education Department
Taylor Hall Room 225
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.3060