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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





Graduate Programs

The mission of the Elementary and Early Childhood Department's graduate program is to prepare students for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry. The program expands educators' scholarship and curriculum planning abilities, broadens their global perspective, and empowers them as change agents and creative problem solvers. The program's essential components enhance graduates' abilities to communicate effectively and reflect on diverse knowledge, beliefs, and values within the local, national, and global communities.

Graduate Education at Central Missouri is designed to provide professional educators with skills, techniques and dispositions that support quality teaching and have a positive impact on student learning. To that end, graduate course work at Central is relevant, reflects best practice, and is based on the Five Propositions of Accomplished Teaching as identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

For information on the Graduate Program Admissions please visit our Graduate School web page. Departmental faculty members provide additional information and advising for graduate programs on a one-to-one basis.

Programs Offered: Master of Science in Education 

The MSE degree in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction is designed to address the five propositions of teaching as prescribed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). There are four degree programs available from the department of Curriculum & Instruction. All MSE degrees require a teaching certificate and a minimum of 32 hours. Master of Science in Education. For more detailed information including requirements for acceptance and course options select the following link: Master of Science in Education programs.

For more information please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Sharon Lamson, or the UCM Graduate School.