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K-12 and Secondary Education

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 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 took effect August 1, 2017.

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. Deborah Dumey
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656
Email: deborah.dumey@mobap.edu

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

Graduate Programs:

Ms. Grace Green
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Phone: 314-744-5381
Email: grace.green@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 and Driver Education
Office: FLD-341
Phone: 314-392-2317
Email: lowell.pitzer@mobap.edu