Provides in-depth experience with teaching and assessment of literacy in an elementary setting supported by on-site faculty guidance and supervision. All students must have a fingerprint and background check completed by the Missouri Highway Patrol and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Professional fee.

The Human Resource Management - Employee Development course examines methods and technologies for developing corporate human resources to enhance workplace effectiveness and improve overall organizational success.

Considers various mental health issues encountered in the Christian Leader/counselor position and possible strategies/interventions. The course also reviews the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Christian leader/counselor.
Provides knowledge of methods of assessing student achievement, aptitude, and performance. Emphasis is placed on formative and summative assessments, as well as the use of informal to standardized assessments to engage in data based decision making. Statistical terms and methods are also studied.
Provides knowledge of methods of assessing student achievement, aptitude, and performance. Emphasis is placed on formative and summative assessments, as well as the use of informal to standardized assessments to engage in data based decision making. Statistical terms and methods are also studied.
This course is a study of the causes of reading and writing difficulties , diagnostic procedures and methods for correction. It is designed to provide graduate students with instruction and experience in diagnosing reading and writing performance then prescribing and implementing teaching strategies that will remediate weaknesses and encourage an appreciation for reading and writing as means of personal growth, enjoyment, and lifelong learning in a diverse and constantly changing world. Graduate students will be required to assess and conduct whole class/small group intervention, and to assess and develop a tutoring plan for an elementary (1 - 6 grade) student . (3 semester hours)
Focus on the theoretical models, instructional methods, curriculum designs, and self-reflective practices that promote student learning and development in the elementary classroom. Emphasis is given to integration of quality children’s literature, art, music, health and physical education, and technology. Students receive instruction in methodology best practices by completing modules specific to their certification area: Art K-12, Music K-12, Physical Education K-12, and Elementary 1-6. Elementary education modules will focus on Science and Social Studies Pedagogy.

Prepares leaders for the cross - functional complexities inherent in organizational life. This course helps students develop skills for more effective leadership in the major organizationa l functions, as well as in the areas of decision making, problem solving, and organizational communication. This course also addresses the issues of integrating current information technologies.

Examines the growth and development of school - aged children and across the lifespan. Emphasizes physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritu al dimensions, as well as normative life tasks and faulty development.