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Certification courses in this Graduate Certificate are identical to the accelerated Teach in 12 program and are offered online, blended, and with local field experience and teaching practicums. Learn More
High school is an important time as students begin to think of their future plans and heading to post-secondary education. These crucial years guide students to make the life choices they need to be successful.
Enrolling in the College of Education teacher preparation program actively and uniquely engages you throughout your studies in working with secondary students as they learn and develop in informal and formal learning settings. The College of Education recognizes that we prepare educators for a variety of roles and a variety of contexts (i.e. P-12 schools, youth serving organizations, museums, zoos, gardens, nature centers, after school programs, tutoring/mentoring programs, businesses, legislative offices, etc.) all of which impact student learning. We want to prepare community educators as well as P-12 classroom teachers who can provide relevance, application, and meaning to student learning in developmentally, socially, and culturally responsive ways. As a teacher candidate, you will work with students in youth serving agencies to support them in non-traditional settings. You will also gain valuable practical knowledge by applying university course content to interactions with young learners in academically focused content-based community agencies such the St. Louis Chess Club, Powder Valley, and many United Way agencies.
Our teacher programs offer unique capstone experiences, two practica in “Studio Schools.” These are schools and districts where design happens, using a “differentiated staffing” plan. Specifically, teacher candidates will work in the school site as a faculty member, planning and teaching to provide in-depth support, flexibility, and intervention for secondary students where it’s needed. The focus of this model is on K–12 student learning. Teacher candidates, supported by the supervisor and school site mentor, will impact secondary students in multiple, varied and wide ranging grade level, achievement and subject specific contexts. These can include small group settings, whole class lessons, enrichment and support lessons all focused learning experiences.
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:
|Graduate Level Certification Courses|
|TCH ED 5310||Instructional Design||3|
|TCH ED 5311||Foundations Of Education||3|
|TCH ED 5312||Differentiated Instruction||3|
|ED PSY 6222||Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|SEC ED 4XXX||Curriculum and Methods of Teaching [Subject area]||3|
|SEC ED 5989||Practicum I: Site Based Experience||2|
|SEC ED 5990||Practicum II: Site Based Experience||8|
|TCH ED 5000||Advanced Early Clinical Experience|
|TCH ED 5001||Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners||1|
|SPEC ED 6412||Psychology Of Exceptional Children||3|