Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.):
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.):
Three steps are required for admission into the Teacher Education Program:
See the catalog for requirements for tentative formal admission.
Student teaching experience in local schools are included as part of your teacher education studies. This requirement must be met for you to be eligible to graduate from the Teacher Education Program. See the catalog for details about admission requirements for student teaching.
You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better and a GPA of 2.5 or better in your teaching specialty. Also, you must earn a ‘C’ or better in all professional education courses. Additional department/content requirements may apply.
After you successfully complete all requirements for an education degree at MSSU, you will be recommended for the Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) which is a probationary teaching certificate granted for 4 years. Additional certification is granted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Dr. Deborah Brown
Department Chair, Teacher Education Department
Taylor Hall Room 225
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595