Teach in 12 allows
select* teacher candidates who already hold an undergraduate degree to pursue an accelerated curriculum and earn a teaching
certificate in as little as 12 months, depending on the desired program.
*This pathway is available only to candidates who pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment prior to admission.
UMSL's teacher preparation programs are the most innovative in Missouri. Throughout the efficient sequences of courses,
each teacher candidate gains "real world" experience, participates in ongoing developmental assessment, and benefits from
unique innovations and unparalleled resources.
The State of Missouri has implemented new assessments to help students to consider their career choices, document their
basic knowledge, demonstrate their content knowledge, and exhibit their professional abilities.
Studio Schools are Responsive Design™ teams of candidates, clinical educators, teachers, and administrators collaborating
to explore, envision, and enact innovative solutions that deepen learning and raise P-12 student achievement.
Academic advising is an important service that you will receive during your time at UMSL. OASIS staff will provide you with
the information and academic support you need to achieve academic and professional success. We also assist students with
questions regarding the teacher certification process in Missouri. It is important that you speak with your academic advisor
each semester as you work toward the completion of your degree and/or certification.