Secondary School Teaching Graduate Certificate

This program of study is for individuals with a bachelor's degree who would like to prepare for teacher certification in Secondary School Teaching. This graduate certificate program option leads to Missouri Initial Professional Teacher Certification in the specified discipline. 

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Secondary School Teaching:

  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 the application deadlines set by the Graduate School 

Required Certification Courses
TCH ED 5000Advanced Early Clinical Experience1
TCH ED 5001Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
TCH ED 5310Instructional Design3
TCH ED 5311Foundations of Education3
TCH ED 5312Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
TCH ED 5880Writing in the Content Areas3
SEC ED 4XXXCurriculum and Methods of Teaching [Subject area]3
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning, and Assessment3
ED PSY 6222Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development3
SPEC ED 6412Psychology of Exceptional Children3
SEC ED 5989Practicum I: Site-Based Experience2-3
SEC ED 5990Practicum II: Site Based Experience8
Total Hours36-37

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, certificate earners will be able to:

  • Continually reflect on professional growth to improve student learning outcomes/enhance student learning.
  • Integrate technology to create meaningful student learning within the context of a global digital society. 
  • Apply content and pedagogical knowledge to create authentic and deep learning experiences. 
  • Use learning science principles to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum based on learning standards.
  • 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.
  • Use equitable frameworks and inclusive practices to create a variety of instructional and assessment opportunities adapted to diverse learners to encourage all students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.