Missouri State University

Secondary Education

Instructor teaching a class

Preparing our state's high school teachers

Missouri State University will help you become a teacher capable of instructing and inspiring high school students. Being a secondary education teacher is a personally rewarding career and has a bright future. Job growth for teachers of secondary courses is projected to increase through the year 2016. The national average take home pay for High School teachers is $57,6770 and $56,130 for Elementary School teachers. All of Missouri State University's secondary education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the State of Missouri.

Missouri State University supports future educators at all levels of the college experience. Secondary education programs are offered through the college of the discipline being studied. Students are advised through their content area department which encourages maximum engagement. The Director of Secondary Education and College of Education staff offer administrative support to students in their pursuit of educator certification.

We believe that professional educators are reflective decision makers….

Secondary education degree options

Undergraduate programs

If you have not completed a bachelor's degree and you are interested in being a high school or K-12 teacher, this is the place to begin.

Undergraduate programs

Post baccalaureate

This program offers a flexible schedule, and most courses are offered both during the day and in the evening.

Post baccalaureate

MSED graduate programs

If you have completed a bachelor's degree and also have a teaching certification, we offer a wide range of MSED programs to further your content and pedagogy expertise.

Graduate programs

MAT program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is an accelerated program which allows student to obtain their teaching certificate AND a Master's Degree in the same program.

MAT program

Contact us

Interim Director of Secondary Education
Rebecca Woodard, PhD
RebeccaWoodard@missouristate.edu
417-836-5690 at McDonald Arena 116B
417-836-5944 at Hill Hall 203


Administrative Specialist III
Cindy Caddy
ccaddy@missouristate.edu
417-836-6204
Hill Hall 203

Fax

417-836-5008

Mailing address

Missouri State University
Secondary Education - Hill Hall 203
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897