COE: Teach Residency - Middle Education
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If you are a high energy person with a loving heart, middle school may be your calling. Middle school students are curious, unpredictable, and sometimes challenging.

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.

Program Checklist

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Middle Level Education Courses

Term Course Hours
Fall I TCH ED 5310 A: Instructional Design 2
TCH ED 6010 A/B: Examining History, Community, & Social Justice in Education 2
ED PSY 6030 A: Instruction, Learning & Assessment 1
Spring I MID ED 4xxx: Instructional Methods in Certification Area 3
SPC ED 6412 A/B: Psychology of Exceptional Children 2
ED PSY 6030 B/C: Designing Robust Units 2*
Summer I TCH ED 5312: Teaching Reading in the Content Area 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 MID ED 5989 A/B: Practicum/Internship 2
MID ED 4315: Middle Level School 3
TCH ED 5880: Teaching Writing in the Content Areas 3
Spring II TCH ED 6909: Teacher Action Research I 3*
TCH ED 6010 C: Examining History, Community & Social Justice in Education 1*
ED TECH 6135: Tech for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching 1
Summer II TCH ED 6910: Teacher Action Research Capstone 3*
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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

Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments