2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education and Health Professions: School of Education

Karen Garber-Miller, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education and Health Professions

Mission Statement

The School of Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective teachers, leaders in their communities, change agents in their schools, and advocates for learners.

Vision Statement

The School of Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

Diversity Statement

The School of Education fully supports University policy related to employment and to student admission. Specifically, the School seeks faculty and students with a record of academic achievement, involvement in the community and good character. No applicant will be denied employment or admission on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran’s status. Additionally, the School recognizes and appreciates the importance of diversity in its educational programs and actively seeks to recruit and retain faculty and students with diverse backgrounds.



The School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Education with eligibility for Missouri certification in early childhood, elementary, middle school education, and secondary education. Completion of the certification process enables a person to teach at the pre-school, elementary, middle school, junior or senior high school level, either public or private. Philosophical, historical and modern methodological approaches to education are studied. Extensive field-based experiences are an integral and required part of these programs. They provide a variety of in-school activities and culminate in directed teaching. Because many education courses require out of classroom and off campus visits to learning facilities, students must be prepared to provide their own transportation. The School of Education also offers a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Education Studies including non-certification emphasis areas in Young Child, Youth, and Early Childhood Education Teaching Young Children. Extensive field-based experiences are also an integral and required part of these noncertification programs.



Admission to Park University Missouri Certification Programs  

Admission to B.S.E. Early Childhood Education Non-certification Program  


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