Undergraduate Programs


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The School of Education at Maryville University St. Louis has a national reputation for its rigorous and innovative teacher preparation programs, its partnerships with schools and its commitment to helping you uphold the highest ethical and moral standards in teaching. Our undergraduate programs combine the best of theory and practice to ready you for a professional career in education.  Real life experience is stressed through placement in a variety of classroom environments.  Maryville immerses education students in the classroom as early as freshman year, spending time in 10 different schools during the first year.  Students are deeply involved in classrooms every year thereafter. Supervised fieldwork and teaching methods culminate senior year when education students advance from partial to full instructional responsibility.

What’s special about Maryville’s teacher education program?

  • A vision of teaching threaded throughout the program focusing on preparing socially responsible teachers committed to democratic schooling.
  • More extensive and intensive school placement than any other university, supervised by Maryville faculty, providing you many opportunities to see and practice the techniques you learn in classes.  View timeline of field experience possibilities.
  • Strong partnerships with area schools allowing close coordination between what you do in schools and what your professors do in classrooms.
  • Professors with real-world experience who stay involved in partner schools and care deeply about your development as teachers, as they personally guide you through your program and portfolio.
  • Excellent placement rates in area teaching jobs along with very high pass rates on state certification tests.
  • Options to complete with bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Nationally Accredited program allowing greater transferability.

Take a look at our programs below to learn about the coursework that will prepare you to be the best beginning teacher.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate to Graduate Bridge Programs


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