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Teacher Education

Jesse Hall

Welcome to Teacher Education at Mizzou.

Although students choose Mizzou for a variety of reasons, most choose education for the same reason: to help all learners achieve.

Why enroll in Mizzou’s College of Education? The faculty and professional staff are committed to ensuring that all teacher education candidates will be successful and competent professional educators. As a research-intensive institution, faculty members engage in scholarship that directly informs the practice of teaching and teacher education. Candidates have the unique opportunity to complete their coursework in classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Furthermore, all the teacher education programs involve intensive field-based experiences beginning sophomore year. Both elementary and special education programs culminate in a year-long senior year internship—Senior Year On-Site Program (SYOSP), which provides opportunities for candidates to develop strong relationships with students and staff in one school.

Don’t forget about the Mizzou Teach Abroad Programs and the opportunity to make friends right away through MU’s Freshmen Interest Groups.

Beginning with graduates in 2017, the state of Missouri requires that graduates from a baccalaureate program have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher, a GPA of 3.00 or higher in professional education, and a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the specific content area for which certification is sought.

All students in the College of Education are viewed as professionals who display dispositions becoming of teachers. The College of Education Teacher Education Professional Standards outline the expectations, processes, procedures for teacher education programs.

Teacher Education students have the opportunity to select from the following areas of certification:

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Art Education

Music Education

Special Education

Middle School

Secondary Education

The Advising Office will help you determine which classes you need to take each semester and when it comes time to graduate, the Career and Program Services Office will help you develop a resume and apply for jobs.

For information on candidate performance data, click here. To be a part of shaping the next generation, visit MU Admissions.

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Columbia, MO 65211
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(573) 882-4364
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104 Hill Hall
(573) 882-7772
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