Major Details

Education (Secondary) Certification

Students who plan to teach in grades 9-12 in Missouri complete this sequence of courses and a major that meets Missouri teacher certification requirements. Those majors and their corresponding certification areas are:

Major (Certification): Art Education (Art), English Education (English), History Education (Social Science), Physical Education (Physical Education), Speech and Theatre Education (Speech and Theatre).

Students interested in becoming certified to teach in other states need to follow these program requirements and be recommended for Missouri certification by the Registrar. They may then take that certification to other states. Policies vary among states.

Information on the curriculum, policies and requirements of the university’s Teacher Education Program and of its teacher certification process is available in the Teacher Education Program handbook. The handbook is posted on the Education program’s website.

Introduction to Teacher Education (EDU 105) is recommended for students in this certification.

Course List - Total Hours: 42

Course # Course Title Hours
EDU201 Multicultural Education    3
EDU211 Educational Technology    2
EDU231 Exceptional Child    3
EDU250 Foundations    3
EDU291 Pre-Student Teaching I    1
EDU292 Pre-Student Teaching II    1
EDU392 Reading in the Content Area    3
EDU453 Classroom Management    2
EDU492 Educational Seminar    3
EDU499 Supervised Teaching (Secondary)    12
PSY221 Educational Psychology    3
PSY316 Psychology of the Adolescent and the Middle-Level Child    3


Required Electives

Elective Hours
Methods of Teaching Course   3

Academic Catalog 2009