Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2015-16 Second edition, November 2015

Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies


  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Early Childhood Education (BSEd), Elementary Education (BSEd, MSEd), Family and Consumer Sciences (BSEd), and Secondary Education/Family and Consumer Sciences (MSEd)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation – Early Childhood Education (BSEd), Elementary Education (BSEd, MSEd), Family and Consumer Sciences (BSEd), and Secondary Education/Family and Consumer Sciences (MSEd)
  • Missouri Accreditation of Childhood Care and Education Programs – Child Development Center
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children – Early Childhood Education (BSEd)

General information

Child Development Center

The Center provides a high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood program for children 6 weeks to 5 years, and a laboratory for students. The laboratory experience allows students to link educational theory with practice by observing and working with young children. In addition to a high quality program for children of university students, faculty and staff, and the community the Child Development Center provides opportunities for research and reflects a commitment to diversity. 

Health, Insurance, and Registry Requirements

All students must maintain a current negative tuberculin skin test; obtain professional liability insurance; and complete the Family Care Safety Registry before going out to any field experience. Fees are required for the tuberculin skin test, the registry, and pre-professional liability insurance. For additional information, contact the Professional Education Advisement Center, Hill Hall, room 202, 417-836-5429.