COE: Teach Residency - Special Education
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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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Special Education Courses

Term Course Hours
Fall I TCH ED 5310 A/B: Instructional Design 2
TCH ED 6010 A/B: Examining History, Community, & Social Justice in Education 2
ED PSY 6030 A: Instruction, Learning & Assessment 1
ED TECH 6135: Tech for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching 1
Spring I SPC ED 6346: Reading Instruction & Intervention in Special Education 3
SPC ED 6412 A/B: Psychology of Exceptional Children 2
Summer I SPC ED 6412: The Law and Special Education 3
SPC ED 6342: Transition Education for Adult Life 3
SPC ED 6325: Advanced Studies in Classroom and Behavior Management 3
Fall II SPC ED 6315 A/B: Understanding Speech & Language Interventions the Assist Children with Special Needs 2
SPC ED 5989 A/B: Practicum/Internship 2
ELE ED 6246: Math Content Pedagogy: Instruction & Assessment 3
Spring II ELE ED 6342 A/B: Addressing Mathematical Needs of Students 2
ELE ED 6338: Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction 3
ELE ED 6253 A/B: Teaching Social Studies Through Reading, Writing & ELL 2
Summer II ELE ED 6337: Teaching & Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classroom: Teaching Reading & Writing 4
ED PSY 6220 A/B: Development of School-Age Students 2
ELE ED 6241: Science Content Inquiry-Based Instruction & Assessment: STEM Integrated Pedagogy 2
For Master's Degree* TCH ED 6909: Teacher Action Research I 3
TCH ED 6910: Teacher Action Research Capstone 3
ED PSY 6030 B/C: Designing Robust Units 2
Certification Only:
Certification and Master's Degree:

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