The School of Education and Child Development offers a concurrent credit option for undergraduate education students meeting the requirements described in the Graduate Catalog. Eligible students may enroll in up to 9 credit hours of selected graduate courses from the Master in Education programs. Successful completion of these courses will earn both undergraduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree and graduate credit toward a master in education degree. This opportunity allows students to save on tuition costs and expedite their progress toward a Master in Education degree.
The secondary education major and Teacher Education Program produces some of the best and well-rounded secondary teachers in the State of Missouri. Students complete a core of professional education courses as well as specialized work related to their area of teacher certification. The objective of the program is to strengthen both the content knowledge and the ability of the teacher to help students learn.
Drury University is located across the street from Central High School, one of the most racially and culturally diverse secondary schools in southwest Missouri. Approximately 20 percent of Central High School students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and approximately 20 percent are non-white, making Central High School an excellent environment for field experiences. Drury University and Central High School are also partners in the Yale University Comer School Development Program with the result that Central High School is recognized as one of the most outstanding secondary schools in southwest Missouri (Central ranked first in the Springfield School District for the average score on the ACT).
The secondary education curriculum consists of the Drury Fusion Curriculum, education courses and content area courses required for the major and state certification.
The secondary education major requires 49 credit hours of education coursework.
Students seeking Missouri state certification in a secondary education content field must complete the required courses for that academic major. The required courses that meet graduation and state certification requirements can be acquired from the School of Education and Child Development and/or the content area department (i.e., art, biology, chemistry, communication, English, French, history, math, physics, Spanish, theatre).
|Certification Area||Drury Major|
|Art (K-12)||Fine Arts|
|History (Social Sciences) (9-12)||History – Secondary Education Track|
|Multimedia Production & Journalism (9-12)||Multimedia Production and Journalism|
|Math (9-12)||Mathematics Education|
|Music: Vocal and Instrumental (K-12)||Music Education|
|Speech/Communication (9-12)||Organizational & Leadership Communication|
The Secondary Education Major may have free electives remaining to meet the graduation requirement of
at least 124 hours.
Recommended education-specific electives are provided below for those who wish to deepen their understanding of special education.