Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Application

Application for Postbaccalaureate Admission and
Teacher Certification Transcript Analysis

This form serves as your application to Missouri State University as a postbaccalaureate teacher certification student and your request for an official transcript analysis from the Teacher Certification Office. If you are applying to a graduate program, verify with your program what their application process is before completing this application. 

Applicant Information
*Disclosure of the last four digits of your Social Security Number is required. It will be used for various administrative purposes at the university.
Background Information
Have you attended Missouri State previously?*
Have you lived in Missouri for the past 12 months for purposes other than being a student?*
Are you a citizen of the United States?*
If no, are you a permanent resident?
Your responses to the next two questions are voluntary. They are requested to assist the University in complying with Federal guidelines.
What is your ethnicity? (optional)
Please indicate your race. You may select more than one. (optional)
Have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty to, a crime (other than a misdemeanor traffic offense), or are any criminal charges pending against you?*
Have you ever been dismissed/suspended from another college or university for disciplinary reasons?*
Area of Certification
Do you currently hold a teaching certificate in any area?*
Please select the area of certification you wish to pursue
Secondary Education
(Grades 9-12 unless stated otherwise)
Added Certification
To pursue these areas, you must have an Initial Certification or actively be pursuing certification in another area.
Middle School Education
(Grades 5-9)
Special Education
Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
Counseling Certification
Prior College(s)
List ALL accredited colleges and universities from which you have earned credit (including Missouri State), even if credits were transferred to another institution or no degree was completed.

First institution

Second institution

Third institution

Fourth institution

Fifth institution

Sixth institution

Transcript Requirement

Original, official transcripts from EVERY college and university where you have earned college credit are required by the Teacher Certification Office to complete the transcript analysis. The only exceptions are any credits you have earned at Missouri State University-Springfield or Missouri State University-West Plains. Please have your transcripts sent directly to our office from your prior universities so they will be official. Our address is:

Missouri State University
Teacher Certification Office
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

For electronic transcripts, our email is

If you have had transcripts sent to Missouri State University since 01-01-2011, we may have them on file. Please contact the Teacher Certification Office at and we will be glad to check for you.

Foreign Transcripts

If your transcripts are from a country outside the U.S., those transcripts must be evaluated by a Foreign Credentialing Agency before we can accept them. Once the transcripts have been evaluated, you will need to submit BOTH a copy of the official transcript and a copy of the report from the Credentialing Agency. You are only allowed to use a Credentialing Agency approved by the State of Missouri. Review the list of approved Credentialing Agencies here.

Non-discrimination Policy

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)