School of Education & Child Development


EDUC 201 Teacher Aide

Springfield Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 27 from 4:00-5:15pm
  • Wednesday, February 25 from 4:00-5:15pm
  • Tuesday, March 31 from 4:00-5:15pm
  • Wednesday, April 22 from 4:00-5:15pm

St. Robert Meeting Dates:

  • TBD


EDUC 212 Professional Preparation for the Field of Teacher Education

All students enrolled in EDUC 212 are required to attend one of the following meetings in order to complete the course satisfactorily:

  • Saturday, February 28 at 10:00am – St. Robert campus
  • Saturday, March 7 at 10:00am – Springfield campus (Lay Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, March 11 at 5:00pm – Springfield campus (Lay Auditorium)

St. Robert Workshops

  • Reading Workshop for EDUC 401 & EDUC 402 students – Saturday, April 18 at 10:00am
  • Diversity Forum – There is not one planned for Spring 2015

Background Clearance

To register online, complete the following steps.

  • Submit online registration at (Click "Register Online").
  • Print receipt verifying you are in the system. If your social security number is already registered in the system, a page will appear when you attempt to register. Print that page instead of the receipt. Either the receipt or verification page should be provided to the Springfield education office.

    Drury University
    Lay Hall, Attn: Kristie Vincent
    900 N. Benton Ave
    Springfield, MO 65802
    Fax: (417) 873-7269

  • Once the background check has been completed the results will be mailed to the student and will be accessible by the School of Education & Child Development.

If you are unable to pay online, complete the following steps. Keep in mind it will take many weeks for a paper form to be processed and will delay your approval to begin practicum hours.

  • Visit and click "Register Online"
  • Click "Registration"
  • Click "Registration Forms"
  • Click "Worker Registration Form"
  • Fill out the form as a student/volunteer and print
  • Attach a copy of your social security card and payment.
  • Send all documents to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Family Care Safety Registry, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO, 65102

Field Experience Coordinators

Donna Prouty (Springfield)

The Coordinator of Field Experiences is the central contact in the School of Education and Child Development (SECD) at Drury University for students and school personnel who have questions about the status of a student teaching or practicum placement.

Please contact Donna Prouty if you are a student completing your practicum experiences through the Springfield campus. To contact Ms. Prouty, please call her at (417) 873-6685 or email at

Midge McGee (St. Robert)

Please contact Midge McGee if you are a student completing your practicum experiences through the St. Robert campus. To contact Ms. McGee, please call her at (573) 451-2400 or email at