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Contacts and Resources

MCC Campus(s):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

BR-Richard Higgason, 816.604.6530
LV-Barbara Eubank, 816.604.2334
MW- Russell Powlas, 816.604.3225
PV-Carrie Pickerel-Brooks, 816.604.4482

The Teacher Education Program at Metropolitan Community College is a district-wide program. Regardless of the student’s home campus, they are welcome to take coursework at any of the MCC campuses.

Education courses are designed by the three Education Coordinators to be equivalent, using common textbooks and requiring many of the same assignments. The Coordinators attempt to offer education courses through a variety of delivery styles (day, evening, weekend, on-line, hybrid) at the various campuses.

Longview  |  Maple Woods  |  Penn Valley  |  External Resources (MCC-MW)

MCC-Longview Teacher Education

Division of Social Sciences

Barbara Eubank
Education Program Coordinator
Social Sciences, LA building

MCC-Maple Woods Teacher Education

The Education Department at Maple Woods Community College offers an assortment of introductory courses for students interested in becoming professional educators in preK-12 settings.

We provide students with the opportunity to begin their preservice pursuits before transferring to a four-year institution. Many of our students transfer to Missouri Western State University with our 2+2+2 program, Park University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please look at the course offerings that we have at MCC-Maple Woods and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Rusty Powlas
Education Program Coordinator
MCC-MW Humanities building 101

MCC-Penn Valley Teacher Education

Division of Education/Child Growth and Development

Carrie Pickerel-Brooks – Education Coordinator/Instructor

Carrie came to Penn Valley in 2004 from Truman State University where she served as a faculty member in the Counselor Education Program. She has also served as an education faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Chaminade University of Honolulu. She received her B.S. Ed. From Northwest Missouri State University, her M.Ed. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Ed.D. from the University of Houston. She teaches EDUC 200 Foundations of Education, EDUC 201 The Teaching Profession with Field Experience, and EDUC 190 Art for Elementary Teachers.

Carrie Pickerel-Brooks
Education Coordinator
Francis Institute, room FI 001
MCC-Penn Valley

Nancy Thomson, Ed.D. – Education Instructor

Dr. Thomson teaches EDUC 215 Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers in the fall and spring semesters in the on-line format.

Bill Hill, M.Ed. – Education Instructor

Mr. Hill teaches EDUC 205 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers in the fall and spring semesters in the weekend course format.

Marty Pritchett, M.Ed. – Education Instructor

Mr. Pritchett teaches EDUC 205 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers in the spring semester in the weekend course format.

Becky Breit, M.Ed. – Education Instructor

Ms. Breit teaches EDUC 200 Foundations of Education and EDUC 280 Technology for Teacher in the fall and spring semesters in the on-line and/or hybrid formats. She is also a full-time faculty member at the BTC campus.

Joanna Warren, Ed.D. – Education Instructor

Dr. Warren teaches EDUC 285 Education of Exceptional Learners in the spring semester in that evening format.

Debbie Moore-Hargrove, M.Ed. – Education Instructor

Ms. Moore-Hargrove teaches EDUC 280 Technology for Teachers in the fall semester in the on-line format. She is also a full-time employee at the Penn Valley Campus.

Last Modified: 6/1/18