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Northwest Missouri State University


Elementary Education <i>with Early Childhood Education minor</i> Major

Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education minor
Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Elementary education majors with an early childhood minor learn specific knowledge and skills for working with children ages birth to 8 years old. Faculty focus on bridging the gap between theory and practice by engaging students in evidence-based practices, advances in brain research, the role of emotional intelligence in child development, and the importance of inquiry-based learning and responsive care-giving.

The minor in early childhood earns students additional certification to teach birth through third grade. This minor is required for students wanting to teach kindergarten, and requires the completion of 30-31 credit hours.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Programs are offered during the day with highly qualified faculty, and provide profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings.
  • Through partnerships with surrounding grade schools, middle schools and high schools, faculty ensure students have opportunities to participate in classrooms as early as their first year.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses, some exceptions may apply.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.