Welcome to Elementary Education
Due to the innovative nature of our programs, our undergraduate enrollment has doubled in the past 6 years. Undergraduate students spend an intensive year in elementary classrooms (called the Senior Year On Site Program). Many of our undergraduates continue their education through involvement in the nationally-recognized Fellows program.
Our mission is to prepare reflective professionals who use research-based instructional strategies to better the learning of all students.
Dr. John Lannin
Director of Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
- Post-bacc Program for Certification in Elementary
- Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education*
- Ph.D. & Ed.D. in Elementary Education
Elementary Education classes are held in recently renovated Townsend Hall. Townsend Hall is located southwest of Jesse Hall on the MU Campus.
Located within Townsend Hall is the Reflector, a modern lab filled with instructional materials and technology including both print and non-print resources for teacher development. The Reflector's environment enhances cooperative learning, reflection for students, faculty and pre K-12 educators. You will find the Verizon Children's Literacy Center located in the Reflector. This center provides an extensive list of the technology available to the students and faculty at the College of Education.
For more information visit the Reflector
To see current job opportunities for elementary education program graduates and to see examples of writing an application letter, developing a resume, enlisting references, your interview and your jobs, please see our Career and Programs Website.