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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 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) (or C-BASE if all subtests were passed as of 12/31/2013 and degree/certification requirements can be completed by 12/31/2016); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) for each area of certification sought (or Praxis exam if passed as of 8/31/2014 and degree/certification requirements can be completed as of 12/31/2016); 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.

Health is transitioning from 9-12 to K-12 in 2015-2016 due to changes in DESE certification requirements.

2015-2016

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: wendt@mobap.edu

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

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

Graduate Programs:

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

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