Missouri State University

Program Matrix - All Certification Programs

This page contains the updated program matrix for all certifiable programs for teachers, counselors and administrators at Missouri State University.  If you would like to view a matrix for a particular Teacher Education program at Missouri State University, please click on the appropriate link below.  The matrix will download as a Microsoft Excel file.  For those programs that have provided previous versions of a matrix, you will see several tabs on the bottom of the document.  Each tab indicates the year that matrix was in effect. 

Updated program matrix  for all programs are currently under development.  If your program does not have an active link, the matrix is under development and is not currently available.  

DESE Certification Matrix:
If you would like to review the Compendium of Missouri Certification Requirements, they are available on the DESE website.
A template for the DESE Certification Matrix is not currently available since each program has separate requirements.

MoSTEP Matrix:
Current MoSTEP Requirements can be found on the following website: http://www.dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/teached/MoSTEP
A template for the current Missouri State MoSTEP matrix can be downloaded by clicking here.

Subject Specific Competencies:
For information on the specific subject area competencies required for each program, please visit the Subject Specific Competencies for Beginning Teachers website

If you do not have Microsoft  Excel you can download a free Excel Viewer here.

Missouri State Faculty:
Instructions for making changes to any of your program matrix:

If you find an error in your program's DESE Certification  Matrix or need to make changes to your matrix to reflect changes in your program, please follow these easy instructions:

  1. Download the Matrix to your desktop as a Microsoft Excel File.
  2. Make the necessary changes to the matrix (all changes should be in RED).
  3. Email the matrix to the teacher certification Office at:  tco@missouristate.edu Once we receive it, we will make the necessary changes to the master document and upload it to the web.  You will be notified when your changes have been made to the document posted on the web.  DO NOT STORE THIS DOCUMENT IN ANOTHER LOCATION FOR NCATE/DESE ACCREDITATION PURPOSES.  The documents on this website are the program Matrix for Missouri State for accreditation purposes.

If you have any questions regarding your program matrix, please contact the Teacher Certification Office at 417-836-8772.

Undergraduate - Initial Certification Programs

Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 3)
    DESE Certification Matrix 2011
    MoSTEP Matrix 2011
    Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Elementary Education (1-6)
    DESE Certification Matrix 2011
    MoSTEP Matrix 2011
    Specialty Area Matrix
       Fine Arts 2011
       Health and PE 2011
       Language Arts 2011
       Mathematics 2011
       Science with Safety 2011
       Social Studies 2011

Middle School (5-9)
 
To include the following program options: 
    Language Arts     Social Studies
    Mathematics       Science

 Also included are additional add-on areas of certification:
    Agriculture          Business
    Speech/Theatre  

 
    DESE Certification Matrix 2011
    MoSTEP Matrix 2011
    Specialty Area Matrix
        Language Arts 2011
        Social Studies 2011
        Mathematics 2011
        Science 2011

Special Education - Cross Categorical (K-12)
    DESE Certification Matrix 2011
    MoSTEP Matrix 2011
    Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Alternative/Innovative Certification Programs

Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
 
This analysis is for the core only.  Please refer to the
individual content area matrix's for content area coursework.

   DESE Certification Matrix (Alternative) 2013
   DESE Certification Matrix (Innovative) 2013
   MoSTEP Matrix - Alternative 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix - Innovative 2011

The MAT program also allows students to add certification in Middle
School in the same content area they are pursuing in Secondary education.

    MAT - Middle School (Alternative) 2013
    MAT - Middle School (Innovative) 2013

Special Education - Blind and Partially Sighted
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Special Education - Alternative Certification Track (SEACT)
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Severely Developmentally Disabled (B-12) 
   
PROGRAM CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED

Advanced Programs

These programs are offered at the graduate
 level, and can only be offered to students
 who possess a valid teaching certificate
 in another area (or have met specific competencies):

Deaf/Hearing Impaired
   DESE Certification Matrix  2011
   MoSTEP Matrix 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Education Administration - Principal
   
DESE Certification Matrix (K-8) 2011
   DESE Certification Matrix (7-12) 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix (K-8 and 7-12) 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix (K-8 and 7-12) 2011

Education Administration - Superintendent
   
DESE Certification Matrix (K-12) 2011
   
MoSTEP Matrix (K-12) 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix (K-12) 2011

Library Media Specialist
   
DESE Certification Matrix 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

School Counselor Certification
   
DESE Certification Matrix - (K-8) 2011
   DESE Certification Matrix (7-12) 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix (K-8) and (7-12) 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

School Psychological Examiner Certification
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011

Special Reading
   
DESE Certification Matrix(K-12) 2013 
   MoSTEP Matrix 2011
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Additional Certificate Programs

These programs are only offered to students who
have earned or are pursuing certification in another area:

Health Education:  (K-12)
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix (met with initial cert program - N/A)
   Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Driver's Education (9-12)
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011
   MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  
Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (K-12) (ESOL)
   DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
  MoSTEP Matrix (met with initial cert program - N/A)
  
Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Secondary Education

Agriculture (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Art (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Biology - Categorical (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix  2011

Business Education (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Chemistry - Categorical (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Earth Science - Categorical (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

English (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011 
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Family and Consumer Sciences (B-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

French Education (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

German Education (K-12)
   
DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

 Latin Education (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix
  Specialty Area Matrix

Mathematics (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Music - Instrumental (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Music - Vocal/Choral (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Physical Education (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Physics - Categorical (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Social Studies (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Spanish Education (K-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Speech/Theatre (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix - Comm Option 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix - Theatre Option 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix - Comm Option 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix - Theatre Option 2011

Unified Science - Biology (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Unified Science - Chemistry (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
  MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011

Unified Science - Earth Science (9-12)
  DESE Certification Matrix 2011
 
MoSTEP Matrix 2011
  Specialty Area Matrix 2011