Students must have a primary, content area major to pursue certification at the K-12 or secondary (grades 9-12) level.
Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).
Applicable degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Music Education
At the K-12 level, certification is offered in the following areas: Health Education, Music Education (vocal-choral or instrumental), Physical Education, and Library Media Specialist (available at the graduate-level only). Add-on certification in Special Reading, which requires two years of teaching experience, is also available at the graduate-level only.
At the secondary level, certification is offered in Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, English, Marketing Education, Mathematics, Social Science, and Speech/Theatre. Secondary certification in combination with middle school certification in the same content area is offered for Business Education, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, and Speech Theatre. Add-on certification is also available for Driver Education (9-12).
Subject-specific course requirements for the following areas of K-12 or secondary certification are included under their respective divisions: English (Humanities), Mathematics (Natural Sciences), Music Education (Fine Arts), Social Science (Social and Behavioral Sciences Division), and Speech/Theatre (Fine Arts).
Subject-specific course requirements leading to a baccalaureate degree and/or a teaching certificate in Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, Health Education, Marketing Education, and Physical Education are listed with the School of Education majors.
See Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog:
See Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin:
All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which took effect August 1, 2017.
Post-baccalaureate Certification Programs (available with or without a Master of Arts in Teaching)
Secondary-Middle Combined Programs
Post-baccalaureate Categorical Science Certification Programs (available with or without a Master of Arts in Teaching)
Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Ms. Grace Green
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Mr. Lowell Pitzer
Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator for Health and Physical Education and Driver Education