CIP Code: 13.1205
Content areas for secondary certification (9-12) include the following: Business Education, English, Mathematics, Social Science, Speech/Theatre, and Unified Science with an endorsement in either Biology or Chemistry. Post-baccalaureate certification-only students (those who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university with an approved teacher education program) may opt to pursue either the Unified Science certification or the categorical Biology, Chemistry, or General Science certifications. Driver Education is available as an add-on area.
Note: Secondary candidates may opt to complete certification in one or two content areas. In addition, secondary certification may be combined with middle school certification in the same content area, earning subject-specific certification in grades 5-12.
Secondary Education Major
Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).
Students must also complete a primary major in their certification content area: Business Education, English, Mathematics, Social Science, Speech/Theatre, or Unified Science with a minor in either Biology or Chemistry.