COE: Graduate Certificate
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Specialize Your Knowledge

Sometimes you are looking for professional learning that gives you a more in-depth look at a very specific topic and also earns you an added credential but not necessarily an added degree. Our 18 credit hour graduate certificates may be just what you're looking for. These topics are very specific to the needs of educators that want an added specialization that makes them more attuned to a specific population of students or just more marketable in the workplace. We have several to choose from and, if it makes sense, can customize for you as well from course concentration areas already available.

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Marty Woytus & Kristel Schlemper

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
(314) 516-5937


Slide 1 English alumna Christina Andrade Melly named 2023 Missouri Teacher of the Year
Christina Andrade Melly is surprised by students, teachers and district administrators last month. Melly, an English and language arts teacher at Ritenour High School, was named the 2023 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Melly attended the Ritenour School District as a student and her experience compelled her to pursue a career in public education. (Photo by Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio)
Slide 2 Teach in 12 graduate Lauren Scanlon brings the world to her classroom
Lauren Scanlon (fourth from left) taught English in South Korea, lived abroad in Northern Ireland and coordinated corporate events as a travel director with Maritz before entering the Teach in 12 program at UMSL. In January, she will start her first full-time education job, teaching world history and English at Hillsboro High School. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Scanlon)
Slide 3 Education and English alumna Eleanor Taylor connects to students and family history through language learning
Eleanor Taylor, an education and English alumna, was one of seven finalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Taylor has also taken opportunities to travel the globe, expanding her horizons and understanding of language education. She completed her student teaching in Fuxin, China, participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program and traveled to Senegal to study the country’s education system as a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow. (Photo by August Jennewein)