Early Childhood Education
Dr. Laurie Kingsley, Director of Teacher Education
Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
202 Townsend Hall
Professional education coursework is delivered by four departments within the College of Education, namely, Learning, Teaching and Curriculum; Special Education; Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; and Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.
Professor E. A. Baker**, T. Sadler**, J. E. Tarr**
Emeritus Professor L. H. Barrow*, J. Baumann**, R. F. Fox**, N. Knipping*, S. Palonsky*, R.E. Reys**, R. D. Robinson*, B. B Reys*
Associate Professor L. Bennett**, T. Castro**, K. B. Chval**, P. J. Friedrichsen**, C. Gilles**, D. L. Hanuscin**, J. Lannin**, R. Pinnow**, M. Siegel**, B. Silvey**, K. Unrath**
Associate Professor Emeritus M. Volkmann*
Assistant Professor Z. de Araujo**, B. Hermann, L. King, C. Kuby**, A. Lannin**, M. Major*, S. Otten, L. Sanchez**, C. Webel**, L. Zangori, A. Zapata**
Emeritus Research Professor D. A. Grouws
Associate Teaching Professor A. Barbis*, L. Kingsley*, J. Ostrow*
Assistant Teaching Professor A. Ashcraft*, L. Neier*, R. Jackson
Assistant Clinical Professor A. Waldron*
Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.
Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees. Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.
The requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education are specified in three areas: University general education, professional education and a teaching major. All students preparing to be teachers in early childhood, elementary, special education, middle or secondary schools, regardless of the major field, are required to complete the University general education program. Students transferring from other institutions are required to fulfill the equivalencies of these courses.
The Early Childhood Education Program at the University of Missouri includes degree programs that focus on preparing graduates to teach in grades Birth-3. The College of Education offers a Masters (M.Ed.) and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. You can find out more information about the graduate program at https://education.missouri.edu/learning-teaching-curriculum/degrees-programs/.