Our children have spent the past two years living through a pandemic, sifting through experiences and learning the new “normal.” Dr. Lindsey Murphy, associate professor in Missouri State University’s department of childhood education and family studies, has worked with children in crisis situations. “In general, caregivers have been more stressed during the pandemic, balancing … [Read more...] about Supporting children in times of uncertainty
Opportunities to earn college credit for general education courses in high school classrooms have been around for many years. Missouri State University’s College of Education (COE) and Springfield Public Schools (SPS) recently partnered to give high school students college credit for classes and experiences to prepare them to be teachers. “Students are able to explore … [Read more...] about What to know about the Teacher Pathways program
Parent work schedules and school schedules do not always match up perfectly. This can leave some families in a sticky situation. To resolve this struggle, Springfield Public Schools (SPS) joined local organizations to provide quality before and after school care through the SHINE program. Students pursuing a degree in elementary education at Missouri State University … [Read more...] about Helping students SHINE
School can be tough these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times? Dr. Sarah Jean Baker, assistant … [Read more...] about What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school?
Best Value Schools recognized Missouri State University's master's in elementary education program as one of the most affordable online master’s in education. Having a master’s degree can open many opportunities in the field of education. “Earning an advanced degree in elementary education provides teachers with a pay increase and the knowledge and skills to delve … [Read more...] about Missouri State offers one of the most affordable master’s in education