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Elementary & Early Childhood

Lovinger Building Room 3300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4235
Fax: 660.543.4382
Dr. Nicole Nickens, Chair





Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Maastricht Friendship TowerWelcome to the Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education. The University of Central Missouri has one of the leading teacher education programs in the state. Fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Department adheres to the following:

The UCM educator is a competent, caring reflective practitioner committed to the premise that all can learn.

We empower our graduates with the ability to integrate technology into their teaching, and the means by which to teach their own students the practical uses of technology.

Explore the Possibilities

You are invited to explore the undergraduate degree programs or our graduate degree programs, MSE Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction or the Elementary Math Specialist Certificate Program. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is proud of its exceptional faculty and staff. Our department encourages both prospective students and current students to explore our web site. Please contact us if we can answer questions or assist you in any way. Again, thank you for visiting our department. 

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Dr. Nicole Nickens
Chair/Professor
Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Lovinger Building, Room 3300
Ph.  660-543-4235
nickens@ucmo.edu