Missouri State University

Application Deadlines

While individual program deadlines vary, students applying for all post bac and masters level certification programs must have submitted the following materials to register for classes for the following semester:

  • Application for Post Baccalaureate Admission and Teacher Certification Transcript Analysis
  • Official Transcripts from All colleges and universities attended
  • Transcript Analysis fee ($50.00 for the first area, $15.00 for each additional area)

Due to the large number of students interested in pursuing teacher certification through Missouri State each semester, students must have the materials listed above submitted by the following dates in order to begin classes:

Semester Complete Application Process By:
Summer May 1
Fall July 15
Spring December 1


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Application Deadlines:
The Early Application Deadline for the MAT program is February 15th of each year.  Those who apply by that deadline will receive first consideration for the program.  Applications will then continue to be accepted until the program is full.  The MAT program begins a new cohort each summer.

Special Education Alternative Certification Track (SEACT) Program:
The Special Education Department reviews applications for graduate admission on a monthly basis.  Prospective students who wish to be accepted for a particular semester should have a complete application file submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in order to allow time for transcripts to be reviewed and a committee meeting to be held.

Visually Impaired (VIP ) Program:
The Special Education Department reviews applications for graduate admission on a monthly basis.  Prospective students who wish to be accepted for a particular semester should have a complete application file submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in order to allow time for transcripts to be reviewed and a committee meeting to be held.