Admission and Program Requirements

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Admission criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must submit a graduate application and have a 3.00 grade point average. 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 postbaccalaureates are encouraged to consider this certificate. Admission to the certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.

Required courses (12 hours) – select 4 courses

Course code Course title Credit hours
ELE 710 Elementary School Curriculum 3 hrs
ELE 721 Standard-based Integrated Curriculum, Learning and Teaching 3 hrs
ELE 722 Differentiated Instruction 3 hrs
ELE 713 Advanced Theory and Practice in Communication Arts 3 hrs
ELE 714 Advanced Theory and Practice in Social Studies 3 hrs
ELE 715 Advanced Theory and Practice in Math 3 hrs
ELE 716 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science 3 hrs
EEM 676 Topical Issues in Education 3 hrs
EEM 796 Problems in Education 3 hrs

Completion requirement

Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.