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K-12 and Secondary Education

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Students must have a primary, content area major to pursue certification at the K-12 or secondary (grades 9-12) level. Students must also 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) for each area of certification sought; 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching).

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 certifications for Gifted Education and Special Reading, which require two years of teaching experience, are also available at the graduate-level only.

At the secondary level, certification is offered in Business Education, English, Mathematics, Social Science, Speech/Theatre, and Unified Science with a concentration in either Biology or Chemistry. For students already holding a baccalaureate degree, certification-only programs are available in categorical sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and General Science. Secondary certification in combination with middle school certification in the same content area is offered for Business Education, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, Speech Theatre, and categorical General Science. 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 Business Education, Health Education, Physical Education, and Unified Science with concentrations in Biology and/or Chemistry are listed with the Education Division majors.

 

All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which take effect August 1, 2017. Candidates able to complete all requirements for graduation and certification by July 31, 2017, may opt to finish under the outgoing compendium requirements.

K-12 Programs

Post-baccalaureate Certification Programs (available with or without a Master of Arts in Teaching)

Secondary Programs

Secondary-Middle Combined Programs

Post-baccalaureate Categorical Science Certification Programs (available with or without a Master of Arts in Teaching)

Undergraduate Programs:

Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324
Email: kathleen.wendt@mobap.edu

Mrs. Ricki Roth
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656
Email:  ricki.roth@mobap.edu

Mr. Lowell Pitzer
Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator for Health and Physical Education
Office: FLD-341
Phone: 314-392-2317
Email: lowell.pitzer@mobap.edu

Graduate Programs:

Ms. Grace White
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Phone: 314-744-5381
Email: grace.white@mobap.edu

Mrs. Rosanne McCoy
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Phone: 314-392-2322
Email:  rosanne.mccoy@mobap.edu

Driver Education:

Mr. Lowell Pitzer
Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator for Health and Physical Education
Office: FLD-341
Phone: 314-392-2317
Email: lowell.pitzer@mobap.edu