Students must have a primary, content area major to pursue certification at the K-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 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.
Subject-specific course requirements for the following areas of K-12 certification are included under their respective divisions: Music Education (School of Performing Arts).
Subject-specific course requirements leading to a baccalaureate degree and/or a teaching certificate in Health Education and Physical Education are listed with the School of Teacher Education majors.