Join the over 100 students pursuing teacher certification at Missouri S&T!

At Missouri S&T, you’re joining a close knit learning community of future teachers. Our engaging, interactive classes are all taught by full time professors with extensive teaching experience. You’ll be in education courses starting your first semester, and start working in K-12 schools your second semester in our program. Technology badges and training are integrated throughout the program, and our graduates are highly sought after by school districts. 

Aren’t sure what you want to teach? Still deciding if teaching is for you? We have lots of options, including our new undergraduate certificate in teaching and learning, which is just 13 credit hours. Our future high school educators earn both a bachelor’s degree in their content and Missouri teacher certification, giving you options and flexibility.

We have scholarships and other funding opportunities available to cover test fees and background checks, and we’ve chosen low cost textbooks for all education courses.

We have a full time adviser on staff to keep everyone on track, and our B.S. in Education can easily be completed in four years.  Interested? Apply now and sign up for a campus visit; we’d love to meet you!


Letter from the Chair

Read about our recent accomplishments from department chair, Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche!



Elementary graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Education with an elementary emphasis 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

Middle school graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in 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.

Annual Performance Report

View our 2019 Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.