About the course
Why study early childhood education at Missouri StateYou will receive a well-rounded experience in both early childhood education and family development.You will learn the theory and practice of teaching while gaining knowledge of students development.You will participate in a wide variety of field placements and hands-on experiences before you even begin your student teaching.As a result, you will feel comfortable and confident in the classroom.Earn your teaching certificateUpon graduating you will have earned Missouri certification to teach from birth through grade 3.The program is the only program in the state that houses both early childhood education and family development in the same department. This highly competitive program will prepare you to successfully teach young children.Recognized in Missouri and nationallyOur program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Education and accredited by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.Careers and OutcomesUpon graduation, youll be well-prepared, having earned the Missouri teaching certificate, which certifies you to teach children from birth through grade 3.
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Bachelor Degree
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USD 14,310
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4 Years

Missouri State University

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Missouri State University is a public university system with students who come from all over Missouri, the nation and the world.
Missouri State University is located in Missouri, United States. It had many former names like the Fourth District Normal School. It is a public institute and was established in 1905. There are 1,214 academic staffing with 1,350 administrative staff hired by the university. There are 26,001 students in total, out of which 20,681 are undergraduates and 3,709 are postgraduates. It is the second-largest campus of the university by enrolment as the official system registration of 26,001 in the fall semester of 2019 of the state.
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