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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


Preservice teacher with childrenOur Mission

The mission of the Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education is to prepare individuals as professional educators who:

  • serve an ever-changing, diverse population;
  • support children, families, schools and communities;
  • address global, technological and other present and future issues;
  • are competent and knowledgeable about the concepts and principles of human development;
  • model life long learning and best instructional practices; and
  • initiate research and other scholarly activities.