Webb City, MO – Crowder College and Missouri State University announce expansion of their current partnership to include offering MSU’s Teacher Education program at Crowder College – Webb City.
“Crowder College strives to develop partnerships and opportunities for all of our students to continue their academic journey beyond graduation” said Keith Zoromski, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. “This expansion provides an opportunity for Crowder College graduates to pursue Teacher Education credentials from Missouri State University without relocating to Springfield. As a result, after graduation, they are more likely to teach in classrooms across our nine-county service area in southwest Missouri.”
The partnership began in 2007 providing Crowder College graduates as well as community members the opportunity to take classes working towards a bachelor degree in education, business, agriculture. The program has continued to expand to provide options in social work, nursing and various online options.
“MSU has had a tremendous partnership with Crowder for the last fourteen years, helping Crowder students earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education entirely at their local Crowder location. Not only has this program changed many students’ lives, but it has grown quality teachers who wish to stay in their communities and strengthen our local schools. We couldn’t be more thrilled that this opportunity is now available to Crowder students on the Webb City campus,” stated Larry Nichols, MSU Regional Outreach Administrator for the Southwest Region.
Crowder College is a two-year community college located in southwest Missouri. Established in 1963 the college serves a nine-county region in the state’s community college organization. With over 80 degree and certificate programs Crowder offers educational opportunities for those planning to transfer to a university or enter the workforce. The main campus is located in Neosho with instructional centers in Cassville, McDonald County, Nevada, Webb City and an Advanced Training and Technology Center in Joplin.