Secondary Education MEd with Teacher Certification

Those holding a baccalaureate degree or major in the teaching field who would like to pursue initial teacher preparation and a Master’s degree take the following program. The exact number of hours required will depend upon certification requirements for the chosen teaching field.

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

Application Deadline: April 1st

Required Certification Courses30
Foundations of Education
Instructional Design
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development
SEC ED/CoFac 4xxx
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching [Subject Area]
Advanced Teaching Seminar [Subject Area]
Practicum I: Site-Based Experience
Practicum II: Site Based Experience
Master of Education Required Core Courses9
Students should complete initial teacher certification courses before enrolling in the following:
Examining History, Community and Social Justice in Education
Teacher Action, Advocacy and Leadership
Instruction, Learning and Assessment
Required Research Courses6
Teacher Action Research I
Take semester prior to Teacher Action Capstone, TCH ED 6910.
Teacher Action Research Capstone 1
Students must enroll in the capstone course during their last semester and after completing Teacher Action Research TCH ED 6909
Total Hours45