School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Secondary Education | Special Education | Plan of Courses | Teach for America

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Critical Need for Teachers

Many rural and urban schools in Missouri face a shortage of special education teachers and secondary school teachers in areas such as math, science, music, art and foreign language. If you have a BA or BS degree and are considering a rewarding career as an educator, why not start teaching now, while you pursue your certification? Read more to view program highlights, needed qualifications and to apply.

Program Highlights

Qualification

If you meet the qualifications above, please apply for the Transition to Teaching Program.

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Transition to Teaching Program is a revolutionary endeavor that uses technology and curriculum to respond to the critical shortage of teachers in areas such as foreign language, math, science, music, art, and computer science.

Certification

Teachers with Temporary Authorization Certificates participate in an accelerated program that helps them develop and enhance skills for teaching secondary school students. At the completion of the program, the teacher may apply for regular Secondary Education Certification or Middle School Education Certification. Coursework is taught via online classes.

Certification Schedule

Year 1

Fall

Spring

Year 2

Summer

Fall

Spring

Certification & Masters

The University of Missouri–St. Louis has developed a Master’s of Secondary Education offered through a combination of distance learning and summer institutes. This is a continuation of the University’s already successful Secondary and Middle School Education Transition to Teaching Certification Program and is available to teachers with Temporary Authorization Certificates. Teachers participate in an accelerated program that helps them develop and enhance skills for teaching secondary education.

At the completion of the certification portion of the program, participants may apply for regular certification in Secondary Education and may then take an additional 24 graduate credit hours and earn a Master’s in Secondary Education. coursework is taught via interactive television (ITV) sessions, independent study, small-group projects, and two one-week on-campus summer courses.

Certification & Masters Schedule

Year 1

Fall Spring

Year 2

Summer

Fall

Spring

Year 3 – Master's

Spring

Summer

Fall

Spring

Summer

Special Education

Certification

Teachers with Temporary Authorization Certificates participate in an accelerated program that helps them develop and enhance skills for teaching K-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities. Coursework is taught via online classes.

Certification Schedlue

Fall 1

  • ELEED 4246 Teaching Math in the Elementary School (3 hours)
  • SPCED 6412 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 hours)

Spring 1

  • SPCED 6345 Characteristics and Education of Students with High Incidence Disabilities (3 hours)
  • EDPSY 6030 Instruction, Learning & Assessment (3 hours)  

Summer 1

  • SPCED 6325 Advanced Studies in Classroom and Behavior Management (3 hours)
  • ELEED 6684 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading (3 hours)

Fall 2

  • SPCED 6443 Characteristics and Education of Students with Learning Disabilities (3 hours)
  • EDPSY 6545 Consultation in Schools and Other Settings (3 hours)

Spring 2

  •  ELEED 6448 Diagnosis and Remediation of Disabilities in Learning Mathematics (3 hours)
  • SPCED 6346 Reading Instruction and Intervention in Special Education (3 hours)

Certification & Masters

The University of Missouri–St. Louis has developed a Master’s of Special Education in Learning Disabilities offered through a combination of distance learning and summer institutes. This is a continuation of the University’s already successful Special Education Transition to Teaching Certification Program and is available to teachers with Temporary Authorization Certificates. Teachers participate in an accelerated program that helps them develop and enhance skills for teaching Special Education, K-12, Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

At the completion of the certification portion of the program, participants may apply for regular certification in Special Education and may then take an additional 15 graduate credit hours and earn a Master’s in Special Education. Coursework is taught via online courses.

Certification & Masters Schedule

Fall 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

Fall 2

Spring 2

 Summer 3

 Fall 3

 Spring 3

Plan of Courses

Secondary Education

Special Education