2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), B.A.

The elementary education program at Maryville prepares students to teach children in grades 1-6. Classes, field experiences, an area of concentration and a general education contribute to a broad-based elementary teacher preparation program. Five options are available within the elementary education area: B.A. in elementary education, B.A. in elementary/early childhood, and 3/2 programs in elementary/early childhood, elementary/English and elementary/psychology. All options involve extensive experiences in partner schools.

Maryville’s School of Education has been recognized for its work at the elementary and early childhood level by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, various local school districts and as part of John Goodlad’s National Network for Educational Renewal. In addition, it has a longstanding history of strong partnerships with area school districts.


General Education Requirements for Elementary Education (39 Credit Hours)


  • Fine Arts from the following subject areas: ADAH, ADGD, ADID, ADIN, ADSA, ART, ARTH, FPAR & MUS
  • Literature
  • Multicultural Elective from these subject areas: Study Abroad, ENGL, HUM, PHIL, REL, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, & Aesthetics


Practicum Experiences - (20 Hours)

Education majors spend a considerable amount of time in schools gaining firsthand classroom experience with students. Beginning in the sophomore year, all education students are required to complete a practicum experience each semester, with increasingly rigorous expectations regarding student interactions, lesson planning and delivery, and collaboration with professional educators in the field. These experiences build upon one another to provide teacher candidates with exposure to students from multiple grade levels in diverse schools and districts, as well as to a wide variety of teaching/learning opportunities in real-world settings. These practicum experiences culminate in student teaching experience in the final semester if he initial teacher preparation program.

Recommended Electives

EDUC 100 - Introduction to Education, EDUC 668 - Behavior Management, and EDUC 616 - Differentiating for All Learners are strongly recommended as electives for all education majors.

Elementary Education Major Requirements (68 Credit Hours)

Elementary Education Major Requirements (68 Credit Hours)