Teacher Certification Office

Offices relocated

Beginning June 1, 2017, and throughout the renovation of Hill Hall (2017-2018), the Teacher Certification staff and offices will be relocated to the following office at Park Central Office Building (117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO):

  • Administrative Assistant – PCOB 250
  • Certification – PCOB 235

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 Postbaccalaureate (nondegree-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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