Teacher Certification Office

The Teacher Certification Office assists students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and now desire to obtain an initial teaching certificate.

Currently Missouri State offers over 30 different certification programs at either the Post Baccalaureate (non-degree seeking) or Graduate level. Alternative Certification Programs approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) are available in several areas, and most programs can be completed in the evenings and summers.

Our Visually Impaired Program (VIP) is offered through a combination of online courses and education courses completed at your local college or university.

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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017

Now accepting applications for Post Baccalaureate and Masters Level Certification programs.

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