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.
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
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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:
- Download the Matrix to your desktop as a Microsoft Excel File.
- Make the necessary changes to the matrix (all changes should be in RED).
- Email the matrix to the teacher certification Office at: email@example.com 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
Elementary Education (1-6)
Middle School (5-9)
Alternative/Innovative Certification Programs
Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
The MAT program also allows students to add certification in Middle
Severely Developmentally Disabled (B-12)
These programs are offered at the graduate
School Psychological Examiner Certification
Additional Certificate Programs
These programs are only offered to students who
Early Childhood Special Ed. (B-3)
Latin Education (K-12)