Elementary Education MEd with Elementary Teacher Certification

This program of study is for individuals with a bachelor's degree who would like to pursue
elementary teacher certification and master’s degree in Elementary Education. This option leads to Missouri Initial Teacher Certification in Elementary Teaching 1-6.

Admission Requirements for the Option in Teacher Certification:

  1. A passing score on the designated Missouri Content Examination or an approved program of study
  2. A 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  3. Approved results of the Family Care Safety Registry
  4. A clear TB test or chest x-ray, if appropriate

Applicants must meet all deadlines as set by the Graduate School.

Required Certification Core Courses
TCH ED 5001Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
TCH ED 6565Enriching Learning through Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1-2
TCH ED 6566Cross-Curricular Connections with Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1-2
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning, and Assessment3
ED PSY 6222Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development3
TCH ED 5310AInstructional Design: Lesson Planning for Teachers2
ELE ED 6337Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classrooms: Teaching Reading and Writing4
ED TECH 6135Technology for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching1
SPEC ED 6412Psychology of Exceptional Children3
SPEC ED 6325Advanced Studies in Classroom & Behavior Management3
ELE ED 6338Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction3
ELE ED 6253Teaching Social Studies through Reading, Writing, and English Language Learners3
ELE ED 6246Math Content Pedagogy, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment3
ELE ED 6241Science Content, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment: STEM-Integrated Pedagogy2-3
ELE ED 5989Practicum I: Elementary/Special Education Site-Based Experience2-3
ELE ED 5990Practicum II: Elementary/Special Education Site Based Experience8
Total Hours43-47

In addition to the courses required for certification, candidates seeking a Master’s in Education must complete the following courses:

TCH ED 6010Examining History, Community and Social Justice in Education3
TCH ED 6909Teacher Action Research I3
TCH ED 6910Teacher Action Research Capstone3

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Continually and systematically reflect on professional growth to enhance student learning.
  • Integrate technology to create meaningful student learning within the context of a global digital society.
  • Apply advanced content and pedagogical knowledge to create authentic and deep learning experiences.
  • Extend learning science principles to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum based on learning standards.
  • Create and foster effective working relationships with students, school colleagues, families, and community members to enhance student learning and well-being.
  • Design and establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students.
  • Utilize equitable frameworks and inclusive practices to expertly create a variety of instructional and assessment opportunities adapted to diverse learners to encourage all students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.