The Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction provides a 12-hour graduate-level experience for educators, administrators, curriculum developers, school leaders, or community members who are interested in the elementary education. The program provides for the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and developing curriculum, and draws on research-based principles supported with current technology in exploring best practices in instruction. The certificate is designed to look at research, practices, and related issues relevant to teaching and learning in the PreK-8 environment. Through standards-based activities from various content areas, student will experience instructional methods and curriculum as they become prepared to be leaders in their schools.
To be considered for the program, a student must have a 3.00 grade point average as well as apply and be admitted to the Graduate College. Students who do not meet the normal admission requirements, but who show an indication of high promise, will be considered for probationary admission. Probationary conditions will be defined by the graduate program coordinator. Students in an Accelerated Master’s and post-baccalaureates are encouraged to consider this certificate. Admission to the certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.