Early Childhood Certification Programs

Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification

The postbaccalaureate teacher certification program at Missouri State University allow candidates with a 2.50 minimum GPA and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to pursue certification at the undergraduate, nondegree-seeking level. This program offers a flexible schedule, and most courses are offered both during the day and in the evening. Students in this program will be required to complete a minimum of two semesters of courses only offered during the day.

Review the Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification admission criteria

Students can work at their own pace, attending classes part time or full time. Postbaccalaureate students complete the same courses as our undergraduate BSED majors, but the certification program may be streamlined to allow postbaccalaureate students to complete the program in the shortest time possible. The average amount of time to complete a postbaccalaureate certification program if the student attends full time is 2-2 1/2 years.

What courses will I need to take?

For a list of courses required for certification in Early Childhood Education at the Postbaccalaureate level, you can view the Early Childhood Education Academic Program Guide.

How do you apply for the Post program?

Getting started couldn't be easier! Just go to our Application Process website and follow the detailed instructions on that page.