Elementary School Teaching Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Elementary School Teaching prepares those with at least a bachelor’s degree, who are not pursuing an M.Ed., for teaching in the Elementary classroom.
This program of study is for individuals with a bachelor's degree who would like to prepare for teacher certification in Elementary Education. This graduate certificate program option leads to Missouri Initial Professional Teacher Certification in Elementary Teaching 1-6.
Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Elementary 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
Applicants must meet the application deadlines set by the Graduate School
|Required Certification Courses|
|TCH ED 6565||Enriching Learning through Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health||1-2|
|TCH ED 6566||Cross-Curricular Connections with Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health||1-2|
|ED PSY 6222||Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|TCH ED 5310A||Instructional Design: Lesson Planning for Teachers||2|
|ELE ED 6337||Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classrooms: Teaching Reading and Writing||3|
|ED PSY 6030||3|
|ED TECH 6135||Technology for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching||1|
|SPEC ED 6412||Foundations of Inclusive Education||3|
|SPEC ED 6325||Positive Behavior Interventions for Individual, Classroom, and School-wide Systems||3|
|ELE ED 6338||Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction||3|
|ELE ED 6253||Teaching Social Studies through Reading, Writing, and English Language Learning||3|
|ELE ED 6246||Math Content Pedagogy, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|ELE ED 6241||Science Content, Inquiry-Based Instruction, and Assessment: STEM-Integrated Pedagogy||2|
|ELE ED 5989||Practicum I: Elementary/Special Education Site-Based Experience||2|
|ELE ED 5990||Practicum II: Elementary/Special Education Site-Based Experience||8|
|TCH ED 5001||Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners||1|
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate professionalism through (a) reflective practice for professional growth, (b) effective communication and collaboration, and (c) commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards.
- Evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment that apply advanced understanding of (a) content and pedagogical knowledge, (b) learning science principles, and (c) equitable frameworks and inclusive practices.
- Integrate technologies to create meaningful student learning in the context of a (a) digital and (b) global society.
- Design and implement a supportive, inclusive, and culturally responsive classroom environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, and emotional development of all students.
- Partner with families and communities to develop relationships and build networks of support to enhance student learning and well-being.