In our programs, you’ll be in education courses starting your first semester. Our students have extensive experiences in K-12 schools from their second semester through the last semester of student teaching. Technology badges and training are integrated throughout the program, and our graduates are highly sought after by school districts.
Click here to read about our recent accomplishments from department chair, Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche!
Elementary graduates earn a bachelor of arts in multidisciplinary studies with emphasis areas in STEAM & education and are certified to teach grades 1-6 in Missouri. We offer embedded Project Lead The Way certification in our STEM-focused elementary program. This degree also allows greater flexibility in customizing your education.
Middle school graduates earn a bachelor of arts in multidisciplinary studies with emphasis areas in education and the content they will teach. Middle school encompasses grades 5-9, and we have programs available in language arts, math, science, and social science
Secondary graduates earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in their chosen certifiable area and are certified to teach grades 9-12 in Missouri. As a secondary education student, you can choose from one of nine concentrations.
View our 2019 Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The mission of the Department of Teacher Education and Certification is to provide high quality teachers to school districts in the south central region of Missouri and beyond.
The vision of the Department is our teachers inspire the next generation of students, particularly those in underrepresented groups, to pursue educational and STEAM career fields by connecting content knowledge to real world application, while creating a safe learning space for students.