COE: Grad Cert: Secondary Teaching Certification
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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

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This program is more comprehensibly detailed on the Teach in 12 site. Please click on the button below to navigate to that page.



Graduate Certificate

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Teach in 12 Team

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

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:

  • A passing score on the designated Missouri Content Examination or an approved program of study
  • A 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  • Approved results of the Family Care Safety Registry
  • A clear TB test or chest X-ray, if appropriate
  • Students must meet the application deadlines set by the Graduate School 
Graduate Level Certification Courses
TCH ED 5310Instructional Design3
TCH ED 5311Foundations of Education3
TCH ED 5312Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
ED PSY 6222Advanced Studies in Child and Adolescent Development3
SEC ED 4XXXCurriculum and Methods of Teaching [Subject area]3
SEC ED 5989Practicum I: Site-Based Experience2
SEC ED 5990Practicum II: Site Based Experience8
TCH ED 5000Advanced Early Clinical Experience1
TCH ED 5001Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
SPEC ED 6412Psychology of Exceptional Children3
Certifications:
DESE English (Grades 9-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in English 9-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Foreign Language (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in either French, Spanish, or German K-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Mathematics (Grades 9-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Mathematics 9-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Science/Unified Science (Grades 9-12) Certification
DESE Science/Unified Science - Biology (Grades 9-12) Certification
  • Biology (9-12): Allows for teaching Biology at all secondary levels
  • Unified Science with Emphasis in Biology (9-12): Allows for teaching Biology at all secondary levels plus introductory courses in General Science, Chemistry, and Physics
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Biology (9-12) or Unified Science at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Science/Unified Science - Chemistry (Grades 9-12) Certification
  • Chemistry (9-12): Allows for teaching Chemistry at all secondary levels
  • Unified Science with Emphasis in Chemistry (9-12): Allows for teaching Chemistry at all secondary levels plus introductory courses in General Science, Biology, and Physics
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Chemistry (9-12) or Unified Science at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Science/Unified Science - Physics (Grades 9-12) Certification
  • Physics (9-12): Allows for teaching Physics at all secondary levels
  • Unified Science with Emphasis in Physics (9-12): Allows for teaching Physics at all secondary levels plus introductory courses in General Science, Biology, and Chemistry
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Physics (9-12) or Unified Science at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Social Science (Grades 9-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Social Science 9-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Health (Grades K-12) Certification
Physical Education students who have obtained their initial certification can add this endorsement by passing the appropriate content area exam. The candidate contacts the Department of Elementary/Secondary Education to add this endorsement.