COE: Teach Residency - Elementary Education
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Learn state-of-the-art instructional practices that excite children and enable their acquiring skills and relationship building that help them realize their talents and potentialities in preparation for the global stage.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants for any post-baccalaureate certification program must already hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 cum GPA.
  • Any teacher candidate aspiring to enter the Teach Residency accelerated path must first pass the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) appropriate to her or his area of certification.
  • Candidates who enter the Teach Residency pathway are required to hold a full time placement as teacher of record in an urban Missouri public or charter school.

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Elementary Education Courses

Term Course Hours
Fall I ED TECH 6135: Technology for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching 1
TCH ED 5310(A/B): Instructional Design 2
TCH ED 6010(A/B): Examining History, Community, & Social Justice in Education 2
ED PSY 6030A: Instruction, Learning & Assessment 1
Spring I ELE ED 6338: Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction 3
SPC ED 6412(A/B): Psychology of Exceptional Children 2
ED PSY 6030(B/C): Designing Robust Units 2*
Summer I TCH ED 6200: Building Character & Competence with Diverse Learners 3*
ED PSY 6220(A/B): Development of School-Age Students 2
SPC ED 6325: Advanced Studies in Classroom and Behavior Management 3
Fall II ECH ED 5989(A/B): Practicum/Internship 2
ELE ED 6246: Math Content Pedagogy: Instruction & Assessment 3
TCH ED 6565: Enriching Learning via Art, Music & Physical Education 1
ELE ED 6241: Science Content Inquiry-Based Instruction & Assessment: STEM Integrated Pedagogy 2
Spring II TCH ED 6909: Teacher Action Research I 3*
ELE ED 6253(A/B): Teaching Social Studies Through Reading, Writing & ELL 2
ELE ED 6342(A/B): Addressing Mathematical Needs of Students 2
Summer II TCH ED 6010C: Examining History, Community & Social Justice in Education 1*
TCH ED 6910: Teacher Action Research Capstone 3*
ELE ED 6337: Teaching & Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classroom: Teaching Reading & Writing 4
Certification Only:
Certification and Master's Degree:
32
44*

Why Choose Teach Residency?

  • Convenient, fast, affordable
  • Teach while earning certification
  • Two year provisional certification up front
  • Interactive course design geared toward practicing teachers in the field


Unique Innovations

  • Option of embedded MEd in the certification track, resulting in one additional semester of coursework
  • Residence teachers experience ongoing support and success coaching from UMSL faculty throughout the program
  • Residence teachers are placed in a cohort, increasing their chance for successful completion

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