Department of Professional Education
We offer undergraduate programs in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Middle School Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. The department also offers masters level programs in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Middle School Education, Reading Specialist, and English Language Learners.
The mission of the department of Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare caring teachers who possess the highest level of professional knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to help all students learn in a diverse and ever-changing world. This principle serves as the guiding framework for the developmental learning opportunities afforded to teachers in training in the various programs offered through the department.
As the 2006 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, Northwest Missouri State University offers an exemplary program built upon a Culture of Quality.