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Adult Degree Completion Program--Online Elementary Education

About the Degree

The Online Elementary Education Program is specifically designed for education professionals seeking a path to elementary education teacher certification (grades 1-6).  All coursework in the Program is offered online and a new cohort begins every fall semester.

Program Quality

The Online Elementary Education Program is taught by MSSU Teacher Education faculty who have several years of experience in K-12 education.  Faculty also have experience delivering quality online education.  All MSSU Teacher Education programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 


Your Future with Our Elementary Education Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's elementary education program, you'll harness your passion for education into a fulfilling, life-long career.

You'll be certified and equipped to teach students in Missouri at any grade from 1st through 6th. Your degree will also well-equip you to continue onto a master's or doctorate education program to become a superintendent or principal.

Applying to the Online Elementary Education Program

Students interested in the Online Elementary Education program should complete the following steps:

Step 1-Send an email to either Dr. Jeri Goswick ( or Jeni Vieselmeyer ( indicating your interest in the Program.  Attach any unofficial transcripts.

Step 2:  Meet with either Dr. Goswick or Mrs. Vieselmeyer to review a plan of study and plan for clinical observations and experiences (including student teaching). 

Step 3:  Apply to the University at  Send official copies of any transcripts.

Step 4:  Enroll in courses.  Students are required to enroll in EDUC 310 Online Elementary Education Degree Orientation the summer before entering the Teacher Education program.


Current Catalog

      Elementary Education Major, Grades 1-6