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    Jun 18, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

Mission Statement

The College of Education at Missouri Baptist University strives to develop educators, counselors, and educational leaders who will become positive change agents in a global and culturally diverse society by acting as creative, collaborative, and reflective problem solvers; by enhancing the lives of those around them intellectually, spiritually, and physically; and by significantly influencing those lives through the integration of their academic excellence, Christian faith, and call to service.


The College of Education contains the School of Counseling and the School of Educational Leadership at the graduate level. The School of Teacher Education houses undergraduate programs and certification options.

Certification Subject Area Concentration/Endorsement Grade Level Undergraduate Graduate Stand Alone/Add-on
Early Childhood (PK-3)     Birth-Grade 3 X X SA/AO
Elementary (1-6)     1-6 X X SA/AO
Middle School (5-9) Business Education   5-9 X X SA/AO
  Language Arts   5-9 X X SA/AO
Social Studies   5-9 X X SA/AO
Mathematics   5-9 X X SA/AO
Science   5-9 X X SA
Speech/Theatre   5-9 X X SA/AO
Secondary Biology   9-12 X X SA
  Business Education   9-12 X X SA/AO
Chemistry   9-12 X X SA
Driver Education 1   9-12 X X AO
English   9-12 X X SA/AO
Mathematics   9-12 X X SA/AO
Marketing Education   9-12 X X AO (with Business Education)
Social Sciences   9-12 X X SA/AO
Speech/Theatre   9-12 X X SA/AO
K-12 Health   K-12 X X SA/AO
  Music Vocal
K-12 X X SA
Physical Education   K-12 X X SA/AO
Library Media Specialist 2   K-12   X SA
Special Reading 3   K-12   X AO
Special Education Early Childhood   Birth-Grade 3 X X SA/AO
  Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate K-12 X X SA/AO
Student Services Counselor (non-certification)   K-12   X SA
  Counselor   K-12   X SA
Psychological Examiner 4   K-12   X AO
Administration School Leader 5   K-12   X SA
  Special Education Director 6   K-12   X SA
Superintendent7   K-12   X SA

1 Teacher must be certificated in another elementary, middle school, or secondary teaching field.
2 Library Media Specialist is available as a stand-alone certification at the graduate level; students may pursue this certification in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Teaching or for certification only. Students already certified in another area may add a Library Media Specialist endorsement.
3 A valid Missouri teacher’s certificate in another elementary, middle, or secondary teaching field, two (2) years of classroom teaching experience, passing score on Missouri Content Assessment #079 - Special Reading, and recommendation from an educator preparation program are required.
4 A valid Missouri teacher’s certificate or student services certificate is required.
5 A valid Missouri teacher’s certificate plus three (3) years of classroom teaching experience are required.
6Certification in special education or student services, a Master of Educational Administration degree, and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in special education or student services are required.
7 A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a building- or district-level administrator at a public or accredited non-public school is required.

More detailed information regarding which degrees are offered under the School of Teacher Education can be found below: