The elementary education major and Teacher Education Program are unique for its partnership with neighborhood schools. Education majors connect theory with practice by completing clinical experiences as an integrated part of their professional course work.
For example, reading, mathematics and science methods courses schedule blocks of time when the class and the professor work as a team with teachers at local elementary schools to deliver individualized instruction to children. The result is increased academic performance by the children, and better qualified education students who graduate with practical experience and the ability to connect theory to practice.
The elementary education curriculum consists of the Drury CORE Curriculum, education courses and a combination of additional subject area courses that fulfill the 21-hour concentration area required for state certification.
Previous Academic Advising Worksheets
Semester 1: (16-17 hours)
CORE 101: Drury Seminar
EDUC 203: The American Classroom
EDUC 201: Teacher Aide
EDUC 212: Professional Preparation for the Field of Teacher Education
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking
MATH 205: Mathematical Connections
Semester 2: (16-17 hours)
CORE 103: Drury Explorations
EDUC 207: Psychology of Human Growth and Development
EXSP 312: Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education
EDUC 200: Technology in the Classroom
Science and Discovery CORE
Semester 6: (16-17 hours)
EDUC 401: Reading Practicum I
EDUC 407: Methods of Teaching Reading
EDUC 338: Elementary School Curriculum
Fine Arts Invention CORE
Science and Discovery CORE
MATH 102: Fundamental Math Concepts II
*Student teaching application due August 1st
Semester 7: (16 hours)
EDUC 382: Methods of Teaching Elementary Science
EDUC 402: Reading Practicum II
EDUC 452: Correction of Reading Problems
EDUC 380: Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
*Please note that all students must attempt the state-determined content exam(s) prior to student teaching. If the exam(s) is not passed the student will enroll in EDUC 475 Review for Teacher Certification Examinations during the student teaching semester.
All students are required to earn the specified grades for all courses leading to state certification. A complete list of those grade requirements is provided at www.drury.edu/education/state-certification.
Students are required to use the advising sheet linked above to fulfill your graduation and state certification requirements. This documentation must be reviewed with your academic advisor each semester prior to registration.
The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education -- Office of Educator Quality is working with representative stakeholders 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).