Our Alternative Teacher Certification programs are designed to empower individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree with the necessary aptitudes and understanding to thrive as a teacher in the shortest time possible as compared to traditional programs. From the moment you enroll, you will receive support and guidance from highly experienced and enthusiastic educators who will help you develop the essential skills necessary to excel in the classroom.
Learn more from our website at https://www.umsl.edu/education/degrees-programs/alternative-certification/index.html
Alternative Certification programs offered at the UMSL COE include:
Teach in 12: Accelerated program to earn Missouri teacher certification in as little as three (3) semesters and a summer of online courses, field experiences, and practicum. A Bachelor’s degree and passing the Missouri Content Assessment are required to enter the program.
Teach Residency: This program is designed for people who want to teach full-time while taking the required coursework to earn their initial teaching certification. This program is designed for non-certified teachers of record to earn Missouri certification online in six (6) semesters while teaching. There is an option to earn a Master's degree. A bachelor's degree, passed Missouri Content Assessment and ability to secure a teaching position in the certification area are required to enter the program.
Temporary Authorization Certification: Non-certified teachers of record earn certification with online courses over two years, with an optional MED. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
All courses taken in our Alternative Certification offerings provide graduate credit that applies directly toward a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. Join us using the zoom link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93692063473?from=addon