Academic Program Guides

Below are links to the academic program guide for each area of certification offered at Missouri State University to postbaccalaureate students. THESE GUIDES DO NOT APPLY TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you should contact the Education Advisement Center for information regarding your major.

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Added Certificate Programs

These certificates can only be added to an initial certificate in another area.

Middle School

Advanced Programs

These programs are offered at the Masters level, and can only be offered to students who possess a valid teaching certification another area:

Counseling and Psychological Examiner Certification

These programs are run through the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Department, but certification is processed through the Teacher Certification Office.

Special Education Alternative Certification Track (SEACT)

This program offers certification in Cross-Categorical Special Education (K-12) AND a Master's Degree in an accelerated master's program.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The following Secondary Education Programs offer certification AND a master's degree through the MAT program. To view the required course sequence please select which campus you will be attending.

  • MAT Springfield, Joplin or West Plains

Then review the APG below for the content area you are pursuing. Your General Education coursework will be waived, and the professional coursework will be replaced by the MAT core. Your content area coursework will remain the same.

  • Biology - Categorical
  • Biology - Unified Science
  • Chemistry - Categorical
  • Chemistry - Unified Science
  • Earth Science - Categorical
  • Earth Science - Unified
  • English
  • Family and Cons. Science
  • French (K-12)
  • German (K-12)
  • Latin (K-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Music - Instrumental (K-12)
  • Music - Vocal/Choral (K-12)
  • Physics - Categorical
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish (K-12)
  • Speech & Theatre