About the CCPS Elementary Education Program
The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers a bachelors of science in elementary education that leads to a teacher certification in elementary education.
The professional preparation of teachers at Drury University is grounded not only in the academic disciplines, but also in a partnership with the public schools. As part of the professional preparation of teachers, students participate in a series of clinical experiences which may begin as early as the freshman year and conclude in the senior year. Clinical experiences include teacher aiding in a public school, field experiences related to areas of specialization, reading practica, and student teaching. These experiences provide opportunities for Drury University students to gain practical experiences working with special needs children as well as a wide variety of socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic groups.
The Drury University continuing studies program to prepare elementary teachers is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Council for the Accreditation of of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is the policy of the Drury University teacher certification program to accept transfer credit in professional education which are awarded only by institutions accredited by CAEP, or education programs approved for teacher certification/by state departments of elementary and secondary education.
Programs of Study
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (1-6)
- Associate of Science in Foundations in Education Program
*Some elective courses may require prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions section of the catalog for individual course requirements
All students are required to earn the specified grades for all courses leading to state certification.
Students are required to use the advising sheet to fulfill graduation and state certification requirements. This documentation should be reviewed with an assigned academic advisor each semester prior to registration.
The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education-Office of Educator Quality is working with representative stakeholder groups to redesign the standards for educator preparation including certification requirements. These changes and implementation schedule will be communicated to students through individual advising sessions, meetings, and/or other university communications. If there are any questions and/or concerns, please contact the Director of Educator Preparation in the Office of Educator Quality (in Jefferson City, Missouri).