Students must have a primary, content area major to pursue certification at the secondary (grades 9-12) level.
Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) required 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
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 secondary certification are included under their respective divisions: English (School of Humanities and Theology), Mathematics (School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Social Science (School of Social and Behavioral Sciences ), and Speech/Theatre (School of Performing 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.