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Bachelor of Science in Education degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Northwest-Kansas City and the School of Education are communities that embraces collaboration and mutual respect among students, faculty and staff. Our successful learning communities welcome and honor the diverse voices and talents of each of its members. We welcome you to our learning community at Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City and encourage you to explore our program.

The elementary education program focuses on ensuring that teacher candidates are proficient in the use of instructional strategies, teaching methodologies and classroom management techniques that engage all children in a variety of settings. The program emphasizes diverse field experiences and teaching opportunities beginning in the first semester of classes. The School of Education is dedicated to ensuring students are career-ready and prepared for a successful career as an educator.

Students participate in multiple hands-on experiences to ensure they are career-ready upon graduation.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Classes offered at night and profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings offered during the day with highly qualified faculty.
  • 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.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. Faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about nearly $25 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $1,800 per year.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $7,500.