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Education Department

Welcome to the Hannibal-LaGrange University Education Division. We are proud of the level of training you will be receiving here and believe that you will have a great experience with us.

Graduates of Hannibal-LaGrange University's Teacher Education Program have received local, state, and national recognition for their contributions to the teaching profession.

Perhaps no other field has the potential to make such a lasting, positive change on the world than does teaching. It is our goal to ensure that program graduates have a broad general education, a firm grounding in professional education, and a strong competency in the area of specialization as they begin their journey to become reflective decision-makers and to use knowledge for service.

Preparing Students for Future Success

The mission of the Education Division is to provide an excellent education in the professional fields of early childhood, elementary and secondary content teaching in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.

This website is designed...

  1. As a descriptive statement of the Hannibal-LaGrange University Teacher Education Program goals, purposes and administrative procedures, and
  2. As a guide for students in their responsible completion of Hannibal-LaGrange University requirements and Missouri Certification requirements.

The website contains the specific details of the education major and is extremely important. You should read it carefully and review it on occasion. You are responsible for knowing and understanding its contents. Some of the details may seem minor to you and the processes too elaborate, but we are responsible for preparing you for one of the most important of society's roles: the profession of teaching. It is essential that we conform to the standards of the state of Missouri, yet we also desire to provide a distinctively Christian liberal arts program for you.

The education faculty will provide academic and professional guidance once you have identified your interest in the education major. The regulations and procedures stated on this website (along with the university catalog) may be changed to comply with institutional as well as Missouri certification standards. When such changes occur prior to a student's acceptance into the program, the student will be required to follow the new requirements under which that student will graduate. Admission to the university is not equivalent to admission into the Teacher Education Program. (See current university catalog admission section: “Admission to Majors and Professional Programs”.) Please be well aware that the ultimate responsibility of the Teacher Education Program lies with you, the student.

Teacher education students are responsible for their programs of study. They are encouraged to obtain degree plan sheets (“Undergraduate Majors” on HLGU website) for the program they are pursuing and work closely with their advisors.

Majors Offered

Contact Information

Academics Office
573-629-3092