Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2015-16 second edition, April 2015

College of Education


Accelerated Masters optionIncludes accelerated master's option



Missouri State Board of Education approved programs

The following professional education programs have received continuing accreditation by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for purposes of teacher preparation and certification.

Childhood Education and Family Studies, Donna Breault, PhD, 417-836-3262

  • Early Childhood Education (Birth-grade 3)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Letitia White, PhD, 417-836-5368

  • Speech/Language Specialist (K-12)
  • Deaf/Hearing Impaired (K-12) 

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education, Tamara J. Arthaud, PhD, 417-836-5449

  • Special Education:
    • Mild/Moderate: Cross Categorical (K-12)
    • Blind and Partially Sighted (K-12)*

Reading, Foundations, and Technology, Cathy Pearman, PhD, 417-836-6769

  • Middle School (5-9):
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
  • Additional Middle School endorsements can be added in:
    • Agriculture*
    • Business*
    • Drama*
    • Speech*

Secondary Education (9-12 and K-12), Rebecca Woodward, PhD, 417-836-6204

  • Agriculture (9-12)
  • Art (K-12)
  • English (9-12)
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)*
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Birth-12)
  • Language, Modern (K-12)
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Music (K-12)
    • Instrumental
    • Vocal/Choral
  • Physical Education (K-12)
    • Driver's Education (9-12)*
    • Health (K-12)*
  • Science (9-12):
    • Biology/Categorical
    • Biology/Unified Science
    • Chemistry/Categorical
    • Chemistry/Unified Science
    • Earth Science/Categorical
    • Earth Science/Unified Science
    • Physics/Categorical
  • Social Studies (History) (9-12)
  • Speech/Theatre (9-12)

*Only available as an additional area of certification. Student must be concurrently enrolled in another area of Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary Education. 

Teacher certification (postbaccalaureate)

Students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree and are seeking Missouri state teacher certification should contact the Teacher Certification Office, Hill Hall, room 200B, 417-836-8772. This office provides a program evaluation and transcript analysis service for initial certificates ($50 fee required), advisement and assistance to gain certification and/or additional endorsements.