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Who is my advisor?

Elem Ed and Spec Ed
Elem Ed and TESOL
Elem Ed, Spec Ed, and TESOL
Bachelor of Educational Studies (BES)
B.S.Ed., B.E.S. students with last names beginning A-L: Eboni Sterling

students with last names beginning M-Z: Kimberly Prather
Early Childhood Education/Special Education and Early Childhood B.E.S. B.S.Ed.  Daniel Tebeau
Elementary Education - Reading M.Ed. Susan Johnson
Secondary Education - English B.S.Ed. Kimberly Prather
Secondary Education - Social Studies B.S.Ed. Eboni Sterling
Secondary Education - Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics B.S.Ed.  Daniel Tebeau
Secondary Education - Foreign Languages B.S.Ed. Kimberly Prather
K-12 Art, Music B.S.Ed. Eboni Sterling
K-12 Physical Education B.S.Ed. Kimberly Prather
Middle School - all subjects B.S.Ed. Daniel Tebeau
Special Education and Autism Certificate M.Ed. Susan Johnson
Counseling - School and Community Mental Health M.Ed. Susan Johnson
Higher Education Administration M.Ed. Susan Johnson
TESOL and QTEL M.Ed. Susan Johnson
Education Administration M.Ed. Susan Johnson
Secondary Education - Curriculum and Instruction, General emphasis M.Ed. Susan Johnson
All M.Ed. Programs M.Ed. Susan Johnson

I want to change my assigned advisor. How do I request another advisor?

Advisor assignments are determined by advisors’ areas of expertise or in the case of Elementary Education are divided by the alphabet for even distribution of students. Because of this, it is not possible to select a different advisor. If necessary, contact the Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Woodhouse, at (314) 516-5889.

Where are you located?

We are located on the South Campus of UMSL, on Natural Bridge Road across from Lucas Crossing Elementary School. If you are traveling East on Natural Bridge you will pass the north campus (University Blvd) and go approximately three blocks. Make a right turn onto East Drive, pass the South Campus Metro Link station and proceed to the first stop sign. Make a right turn onto South Drive. You will see of our building and parking lot. There is a large sign in front of the building, "South Campus Classroom Building."

Where do I park?

Park in lot XX in front of the former Barnes Library. Do not park in the area designated for Faculty/ Staff parking on the outer perimeter. There is also metered parking outside of Marillac Hall for visitors.

How do I look up a course to see if it is offered this semester?

Access MyView and click on Schedule of Courses to the left.

How do I register for a course?

Access MyView, then enter SSO id and password to log in. Select Self Service and under the Academic Planning tab, select Enrollment Shopping Cart, select Term, and then Search to locate classes to add to your cart. Once all courses are added to the shopping cart, follow prompts to enroll. (Note: When you have registered for all of the courses, there will be a green check mark next to the courses. If there is a red “X” next to a course, you may have some form of an academic or financial hold or you may not meet the requirements. Please see your advisor.)

I have applied to UMSL and I want to see if I have been accepted.

Any questions regarding undergraduate admissions should be directed to Admissions (314) 516-5451.  Questions regarding graduate admissions should be directed to the Graduate School Admissions Office at (314) 516-5458.

I want to see if my transcript has been received from St. Louis Community College or I want to check my records from a previous degree earned at UM-St. Louis.

Any questions regarding transcripts or records can be directed to the Registrar who can be reached at (314) 516-5676. Transcript information and other records are available through MyView.

Which credentials are necessary to teach in the state of Missouri?

For the most up-to-date information, read the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education web site.

Which programs are available in the UMSL College of Education?

Locate the COE website and find the "Programs/Degrees" link.

I've been accepted to UMSL and want to apply to the College of Education. What do I need to do?

Once you finish your General Education Requirements and take the two or three Level I Education Courses you need to apply to the Teacher Education Program (T.E.P).

Can you explain the Teacher Certification options that are available?

For those who already have a B.A. or a B.S. degree but are considering a career change and wish to teach in a Missouri public school from early childhood to grade 12, UMSL offers the Teach in 12 program which consists of 36-45 credit hours as well as Practicum I and II in our Studio Schools.   

Teach in 12

What is Practicum I and Practicum II?

Practicum I is a site-based experience in a school. (It used to be referred to as an 'Internship' or 'Classroom Observation.') Practicum I courses earn 3 credit hours. Practicum II is an immersive site-based experience in a school. (It used to be referred to as 'Student Teaching.') Practicum II courses earn 12 credit hours in the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) programs and 8 hours in the Graduate Degree programs.

What are the deadlines for completing the Practicum I application?

For Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED):

May 31 for the following spring

December 31 for the following fall

See your advisor for PI deadline dates for Graduate Teacher Certification options.

See the Clinical Experiences webpage for more information.

I have a concern regarding my application or placement for my Practicum.

Check with your advisor regarding Practicum applications and check with Clinical Experiences (314) 516-6792 regarding placements.

Which Assessments are required in the College of Education (COE)?

You can review an updated list of required assessments that the state of Missouri requires of all students on the COE Website or the DESE Website.

I need to register for MoGEA. How do I obtain more information?

Access their website for more information.

I have a question regarding MoCA or MOGEA assessments. Whom can I contact?

There are actually three options-

  1. Talk to your Academic Advisor

  2. Contact the Campus Testing Center 314-516-6396.

  3. Review the Assessment matrix located online on the OASIS Advising website.

How do I have my MOGEA scores transferred to UM-St. Louis from another Higher Education Institution?

Contact MOGEA and request that they send you the scores in a sealed envelope. DO NOT Open this envelope! Bring this envelope to OASIS in room 116 South Campus Classroom Building. Also, if you know you will be attending UMSL, please list UMSL as a score recipient.

I'm having trouble uploading my Background check and/or TB test using the portal.

The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) can assist students with uploading the TB Test and/or Background checks using the Portal. They are located in 100 Marillac Hall or can be contacted at 314-516-4800.

Any questions or inquiries regarding practicum coursework, clinical experience hours, or background/TB tests can be addressed to Clinical Experiences, room 603, South Computer Building, to Chrissy 314-516-6792 or Stephanie 314-516-6741.

Am I on the graduation list for the current semester?

Any questions or concerns regarding the status of the graduation list should be directed to Laura at 314-516-5937. Be sure to complete a Graduation or Certification Application which ensures your placement on the correct list.

How do I apply for Missouri Teacher Certificaiton or Graduation?

Fill out the correct application below and turn it in to OASIS in room 116 in the South Campus Classroom Building.

I graduated, and I have reviewed the DESE website. My degree or certification has not been recorded and I need to have this for an interview/job.

It takes 6 to 8 weeks from the date of submission to receive credential information from DESE.  For example, for May graduates UMSL has until late June to submit your records and verify all the necessary information with DESE, and the results should be available by early to mid-July.  If a student needs pending certification documentation to submit to an employer, please contact Laura at  Please provide your name, student number, major/certification area, graduation/certification date, assessment(s) taken and the examination dates.

When should I expect to receive my diploma after graduation?

It can take 6 to 8 weeks after graduation to receive your diploma, and 8-14 weeks after graduation to verify your certification on the DESE website.

How do I register for the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) assessment?

See the .PDF at the bottom of this site.

Where and to whom do I send a Verification of Certification form for the signature of the Certification Officer (CO)?

Fax to (314) 516-4812 in OASIS and our CO, Debbie Ballard, will process and sign the form. We will return by mail, email or it may be picked up in room 206 South Campus Computer Building. Call Debbie at 314-516-6710 for further information.

I've applied for the Master's of Education and I want to check on my admission status.

Any questions regarding Graduate application status should be directed to the department they are applying to the graduate admissions office or respective graduate program director in the COE.

Counseling & Family Therapy: Contact Dr. Mark Pope at (314) 516-7121 or

Educator Preparation: Contact Dr. Kim Song at (314) 516-5924 or

Educational Leadership: Contact Dr. Matthew Davis at (314) 516-5953 or

Educational Psychology: Contact Dr. Donald Gouwens at (314) 516-4773 or

I am a doctoral student and have a question regarding my paperwork i.e. ED 1-7. To whom can I speak?

Contact Carla Frierson at 314-516-5483. She is located in 201 EAB. She does all doctoral tracking.

How do I obtain a copy of a previous class Syllabus?

These may or may not be available, depending on the year and the individual professor.

Call instructional services to speak with Becky Mottl at (314) 516-6519

What is the Education Specialist (Ed.S) Degree?

It is a 60 hour program with 2 emphasis areas available:  Educational Administration or Educational Psychology.

Contact Don Gouwens at 314-516- 4773 for further information regarding the Educational Pyschology program.

Contact Dr. Matthew Davis at 314-516-5953 for further information regarding the Educational Administration program.

Is there any difference between the Non Degree Teacher Certification and the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification?


Who do I contact to obtain a permission number for a class?

For all undergraduate permission numbers, please visit the GOCOE webpage






Carla Frierson



  • EDUC 7880
  • EDUC 7881
  • EDUC 7882
  • EDUC 7999
  • EDUC 7950
  • EDUC 7889
  • EDUC 7998

Available at website. 



  • EDUC 1000
  • ED PSY 2212
  • TCH ED 2209
  • TCH ED 4391
  • TCH ED 5310
  • TCH ED 5311
  • TCH ED 5312
  • ED PSY 6109
  • ED PSY 6222
  • SPEC ED 3318
  • SPEC ED 6412
  • ELE ED 4253

Yolanda Alovor





Middle School

  • 4315
  • Middle School Classes

Christine Sykora


Clinical Experience

  • 4989
  • 4990
  • 4991
  • All Practicum Classes

Becky Mottl  


  • EDPREP, including all problems classes 2297
  • 6497
  • ELE Ed 6493
  • ELE ED 6494
  • TCH ED 6910
  • All BCBA Spec Ed courses

I have a question about my M-1 or other graduate level paperwork.

These questions should be directed to your Faculty Advisor.

I would like information on the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification?


This program, per its set of graduate courses listed below, is nationally-certified and approved at UMSL by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)in Florida. As one of only two university-based, BCBA-approved and BACB website-listed programs in Greater St. Louis, the program provides required content and processes that meet the criteria for the credential of BCBA Certification. The licensure-based curriculum of knowledge and skills, embedded in the courses, is taught by area behavior specialists who have earned the BCBA Therapist credential. The set of courses, listed below, are open only to cohort-based program participants who will later, and independently, apply to sit for the national BCBA Certification Examination (per the BACB website stipulations and instructions).

COURSES: SPEC ED 6630 Fall Semester SPEC ED 6650 [practicum I] Spring Semester SPEC ED 6660 Summer Semester SPEC ED 6670 [practicum II] Fall Semester Following satisfactory completion of SPEC ED 6670, a brief, pre-examination seminar for the cohort members who apply to take the BCBA Licensure Examination is offered early in the Spring Semester.

Who do I contact for more information on BCBA?

The contact person for this program is Dr. Pat Kopetz.  Her phone number is 314-516-6557 and her email is

Do you have any information regarding what kinds of jobs are available for those with College of Education degrees and what the salary could be?

The link below is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and may be a helpful reference.  As stated in the report, jobs in education, training, and library occupations are influenced by school enrollments and budgets.