2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Education

The School of Education enjoys a national reputation for its rigorous and innovative programs, its partnerships with schools and its commitment to preparing educators. This commitment also extends to the ongoing development of practicing teachers and leadership candidates. The School of Education faculty is committed to helping all teachers and leaders reach the highest ethical and moral standards in their work in the nation’s schools and universities.

The mission of Maryville’s School of Education is to prepare socially responsible critical thinkers who are collaborative and reflective educators committed to the moral endeavor of schooling in a democracy. The curricula are focused upon blending the best of theory and practice to assist educators in continuous development of their professional skills.

For more information, contact the School of Education at 314.529.9466, or via e-mail at teachered@maryville.edu. Handbooks which elaborate further on programs, goals and experiences are available on the School of Education website www.maryville.edu/ed.

Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Arts

    Art Education B.A. 
    Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) B.A. 
    Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) &Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3), Double Major B.A. 
    Middle Level Education B.A. 



   Education Minor 

     Coaching Minor 

Undergraduate to Graduate Bridge Programs

    Elementary/Early Childhood/Special Education 3/2 Program with B.A. and M.A. Ed. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Art Education Bridge 

    Elementary Education – 3/2 Program with B.A. in English or Psychology and M.A. Ed. 
    Secondary Education Bridge  (Biology, Chemistry, English, History, or Mathematics)

Graduate Programs


Post-baccalaureate Certification with Master of Arts in Education

    Post-Baccalaureate Certification in conjunction with the M.A.Ed. 
    (Certification in Elementary, Middle School or Art)
    Secondary Teaching and Inquiry M.A.Ed. 
    (Secondary Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Unified Science)

Master of Arts in Education

    Master of Arts in Teaching 

Early Childhood Education M.A.Ed. 
Early Childhood Special Education M.A.Ed. 

    Gifted Education M.A.Ed. 
    Literacy Specialist M.A.Ed. 
    Middle Level M.A.Ed. 

Principal Certification M.A.Ed./Ed.L. 


Doctor of Education


Educational Leadership (K-12 Administration) Ed.D. 


Higher Education Leadership Ed.D. 
Teacher Leadership Ed.D. 

Undergraduate Programs

Educator preparation programs lead to licensure in the state of Missouri and are nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation - formerly NCATE), ensuring reciprocity with other state certification rules. All education programs have special admission requirements as delineated below; see also the Admission Policies and Information section in Policies and Information . All secondary and art program candidates must complete general education and major requirements prescribed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

All undergraduate students interested in pursuing teacher education are encouraged to take EDUC 100 Introduction to Schooling, which provides experiences across a variety of school levels and settings to explore the realities of classroom teaching today.

Admission to the School of Education

Admission to Maryville University does not guarantee admission to the undergraduate teacher education program. Students must apply for admission by the completion of 9 credit hours in professional education. Transfer students must apply for admission after their first semester at Maryville. Bridge students apply during their junior year for the graduate programs. Pre-service students must be admitted to the teacher education program to progress beyond the beginning education block or for transfer students their first semester in the second education block. Teacher education admission requirements include the following:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 graduate candidates) based on a 4.0 scale
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all education courses with no grade below a “C-“
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in academic content area 
    (Middle, Secondary and Art candidates only)
  • Receive a passing score on the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)
  • Receive a satisfactory evaluation in the initial field experience
  • Complete criminal background and child abuse screening and TB test.

Approval for Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culminating experience in the teacher education program at Maryville University. Students must apply by February 1 of the academic year before they intend to student teach. To be eligible to student teach, students must have:

  • Earned a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 graduate candidates) based on a 4.0 scale
  • Earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in all education courses with no grade below a “C-“
  • Earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in academic content area
    (Middle, Secondary and Art candidates only)
  • Passed all subsections on the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)
  • Completed a pre-student teaching professional learning journal review at the proficient level or better on the rubric
  • Been recommended by the adviser and accepted by the Student Personnel Committee
  • Completed the criminal background check, child abuse screening, and TB test.

Please note: EDUC 399 is required of those who plan to student teach in the spring semester. It entails a 30-hour placement in August prior to the spring setting for student teaching.

Teacher Certification

In order to receive Missouri teacher certification, students must:

  • File an application online for state certification at http://dese.mo.gov/ 
  • Satisfactorily complete all university and student teaching requirements including the Preservice Teacher Assessment
  • Earn a passing score on the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (certification test)
  • Successfully complete a final professional learning journal review at the proficient level or better on the rubric
  • Complete all state application requirements, including FBI fingerprint screening and official transcipts from all universities attended

Graduate Programs

The School of Education offers the Master of Arts in Education, a nationally-accredited program consisting of 30-36 credit hours and culminating with a master’s project, and the Doctorate in Education, an innovative practitioner degree offering concentrations in educational leadership, teacher leadership, and higher education leadership. Graduate education at Maryville is designed to link theory and practical experience in order to further the development of thoughtful and reflective practitioners committed to bettering the education for all students. The M.A. serves students seeking a degree with initial certification, practicing teachers seeking to enhance their skills, and teachers seeking to become principals or educational leaders in other capacities. The Ed.D. serves students seeking to enhance their leadership skills in K12 or higher education settings.

Brochures and other information regarding Maryville graduate education programs may be obtained through the School of Education and its website at www.maryville.edu/edgrad. Admission requirements for graduate programs in education are found in the Policies and Information  section of this catalog.

Performance of Graduates

The School of Education has a comprehensive assessment system to ensure the performance of its undergraduate and graduate candidates. Specific information regarding exit assessments and performance on national examinations can be found at  www.maryville.edu/ed/partnerships-and-accreditations/.


Current faculty list is available on the School of Education website: www.maryville.edu/ed/faculty-listing/.