2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2021  
2010-2011 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 teachers. 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 public schools.

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.

Programs of study focus upon the preparation of preservice teachers and inservice educators to prepare for licensure as beginning teachers or coursework leading to advanced licensure and endorsement.

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 B.A. 
    Elementary/Early Childhood B.A. 
    Middle Level Education B.A. 

Minor in Education

     Education Minor 

Undergraduate to Graduate Bridge Programs

    Elementary/Early Childhood 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

    Teacher as Leader M.A.Ed. 
    Early Childhood Education M.A.Ed. 

Environmental Education concentration

    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 Ed.D. 

Undergraduate Programs

Programs listed below lead to licensure in the state of Missouri and are nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), 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 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 2.7 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 College Basic Academic Subjects Exam (CBASE)
  • 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 2.7 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)
  • Earned a 2.3 GPA in two math classes
  • Passed all subsections on the College Basic Academic Subjects Exam (CBASE)
  • Completed a pre-student teaching portfolio review with ratings of “3” 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 the August/September months prior to the spring setting for student teaching.

Teacher Certification

In order to receive Missouri teacher certification, students must:

  • File an application for state certification in the School of Education office
  • Satisfactorily complete all university and student teaching requirements including the student work sampling project
  • Earn a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II test(s)
  • Successfully complete a final portfolio review
  • Complete an FBI fingerprint screening

General Education Requirements for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Education:

Elementary and Early Childhood Program Requirements:

Middle-Level Program Requirements:

For the middle-level program, the following courses fulfill the general education requirements:

Secondary/K-12 Programs Requirements:

For the secondary education programs and K-12 Art, the general education requirements must include the following for certification. See your Education and Arts and Sciences advisers for details on your general education requirements.

One (1) course each in the following:

  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Science Lab
  • Multicultural Humanities or Social Science Course
  • American History
  • American Government
  • College-level Mathematics
  • Other degree-specific requirements

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 in educational leadership. Graduate education at Maryville is designed to link theory and practical classroom/school experience in order to further the development of thoughtful and reflective practitioners committed to bettering the education of children. 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 who already hold a principal’s license seeking to enhance their leadership skills.

Brochures and other information regarding Maryville graduate education programs may be obtained through the School of Education and its website at www.maryville.edu/ed. 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  http://www.maryville.edu/academics-ed-accreditations.htm.


Current faculty list is available on the School of Education website: http://www.maryville.edu/academics-ed-contact.htm.