Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies

Accreditation

  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Early Childhood Education (BSEd), and Elementary Education (BSEd, MSEd)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation – Early Childhood Education (BSEd), and Elementary Education (BSEd, 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.