Elementary and Special Education Teaching Graduate Certificate

This program of study is for individuals with a Bachelor's degree who would like to prepare for teacher certification in Elementary Education and Special Education. This graduate certificate program option leads to Missouri Initial Teacher Certification in Elementary Teaching 1-6 with an add-on in Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities, K-12 Special Education. These courses are also what DESE requires for the elementary and special education certifications.

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Elementary and Special Education School Teaching:

  • A passing score on the designated Missouri Content Examination or an approved program of study
  • A 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  • Approved results of the Family Care Safety Registry
  • A clear TB test or chest x-ray, if appropriate
  • Students must meet the application deadlines set by the Graduate School

Graduate Certificate in Elementary and Special Education (56 Credit Hours = 41 Elementary + 15 Special Education)

Related Area Requirements
TCH ED 6565Enriching Learning through Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1
TCH ED 6566Cross-Curricular Connections with Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1
Level I Courses
ED PSY 6222Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development3
TCH ED 5310AInstructional Design: Lesson Planning for Teachers1
Level II Courses
ELE ED 6337Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classrooms: Teaching Reading and Writing4
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning and Assessment3
ED TECH 6135Technology for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching1
SPEC ED 6412Psychology of Exceptional Children3
SPEC ED 6315Understnding/Implmnting Speech & Lang Interventions that Assist Chldrn w/ Sp Needs3
ELE ED 6342Addressing the Mathematical Needs of Students3
Level III Courses
SPEC ED 6325Advanced Studies in Classroom & Behavior Management3
SPEC ED 6342Transition Education for Adult Life3
ELE ED 6241Science Content, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment: STEM-Integrated Pedagogy2
ELE ED 6246Math Content Pedagogy, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment3
ELE ED 6253Teaching Social Studies through Reading, Writing, and English Language Learners3
ELE ED 6338Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction3
ELE ED 5989Practicum I: Elementary/Special Education Site-Based Experience2
ELE ED 5990Practicum II: Elementary/Special Education Site Based Experience8
SPEC ED 6346Reading Instruction and Intervention in Special Education3
SPEC ED 6415The Law and Special Education3
Total Hours56