Directions to Missouri State and the Certification Office

Below are driving directions to Missouri State University, and walking directions to the Teacher Certification Office from visitor parking.  If you get lost, feel free to call 417-836-8772 for directions.  Please give us your current location (cross street) so we can properly direct you.

NOTE:  Due to construction of our new Campus Welcome Center, visitor parking has been moved to several different lots with metered parking.  Instructions below have been updated accordingly. We recommend you park in lots 22 or 24 in the metered parking spaces. You can view all parking lots on the Campus Parking Map.


Disabled Parking:
 If you need access to disabled parking, you can follow the directions below but before reaching Grand Ave. on National, turn right at the stoplight between Bear Blvd and Grand into the circle drive (lot 1).  Park in the circle in a metered space, and Hill Hall will be on the South side of the circle drive.  If you need elevator access, you will need to enter the right (West) side of the building.  While the metered spaces are not designated as disabled parking, they are the closest spaces to Hill Hall with access. Please note: Disabled parking spaces without meters are reserved for campus faculty, staff and students.  

Directions to Campus 

Directions to Campus from Kansas City (Hwy13)

  • Stay on Highway 13 (Kansas Expressway) South until you reach Chestnut Expressway

  • Turn left (east) on Chestnut Expressway and continue until you reach National Avenue

  • Turn right on National Avenue and travel south until you reach the stoplight at Grand Ave.  Go through the stoplight and take the first right (less than a block) into the drive to lots 22 and 24.  

  • Lot 24 is directly in front of you, and lot 22 will be to your left.  Both have metered parking on the north end of the lot (near Grand Street).  Be sure to bring change for the meter.  

Directions to Campus from St. Louis (I-44 and HWY65)

  • From I-44, go south on HWY 65

  • Take Chestnut Expressway exit right (west), and continue until you reach National Avenue

  • Turn left on National Avenue and travel south until you reach the stoplight at Grand Ave.  Go through the stoplight and take the first right (less than a block) into the drive to lots 22 and 24.  

  • Lot 24 is directly in front of you, and lot 22 will be to your left.  Both have metered parking on the north end of the lot (near Grand Street).  Be sure to bring change for the meter.  

Directions to Campus from Joplin (I-44)

  • From I-44, exit in Springfield on Chestnut Expressway

  • Take Chestnut Expressway exit, and continue into Springfield (several miles) until you reach National Avenue

  • Turn Right on National Avenue and travel south until you reach the stoplight at Grand Ave.  Go through the stoplight and take the first right (less than a block) into the drive to lots 22 and 24.  

  • Lot 24 is directly in front of you, and lot 22 will be to your left.  Both have metered parking on the north end of the lot (near Grand Street).  Be sure to bring change for the meter.  

Directions to Campus from Branson (HWY65)

  • Take HWY 65 North to Springfield.

  • Take Chestnut Expressway exit, turn left (west), and continue until you reach National Avenue

  • Turn left on National Avenue and travel south until you reach the stoplight at Grand Ave.  Go through the stoplight and take the first right (less than a block) into the drive to lots 22 and 24.  

  • Lot 24 is directly in front of you, and lot 22 will be to your left.  Both have metered parking on the north end of the lot (near Grand Street).  Be sure to bring change for the meter.  

Directions to the Teacher Certification Office in Hill Hall, Room 200B

From Lot #22 or 24 to the Teacher Certification Office in Hill Hall

  • Near the metered parking close to Grand Street you will see an underpass allowing you to cross UNDER Grand St.  Go under Grand and exit to the right out of the tunnel.  

  • Follow the sidewalk, making a left turn into campus.  You will pass Karls Hall on your left, and will then see Hill Hall on your right.  You can enter the side entrance of Hill Hall.

  • Go up one flight of stairs to 2nd floor.  

  • The Teacher Certification Office is located in Hill Hall room 200 on the second floor.