The central goal of the School of Education and Child Development is to add value to the lives of children and youth by preparing highly effective teachers and leaders for work in schools throughout the Ozarks and beyond.
Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
"My education professors have prepared me for my future by offering hands-on learning and sharing real world experience. I can look back at my college experience and be assured that I have received an excellent education from a caring community."
~ McKenzi Harris '10, Elementary Education