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Alternative Teacher Cert. Programs

Individuals who meet certain qualifications may earn a Missouri certificate of license to teach by completing a state-approved alternative teacher certification program at an institution of higher education in Missouri. These programs are designed for non-traditional students seeking Missouri teacher certification. Individuals should contact any of the following institutions for specific information regarding alternative certification in Missouri.

MO Institutions with Approved Alternative Certification Programs

Columbia College
Columbia, MO 65216
Contact:Tammy Mann Certification Officer
Phone: (573) 875-7632
E-mail: [email protected]

Park University

Parkville, MO 64152
Contact: Dr. Michelle Myers
Phone: (816) 584-6335
E-mail: [email protected]

Drury University
Troops to Teachers

Springfield, MO 65802
Contact: Dr. Edward Williamson
Associate Professor
Phone: (573) 329-4400
E-mail: [email protected]

Saint Louis University
St Louis, MO 63108
Contact: Dr. Mary Dasovich
Phone: (314) 977-2493
E-mail: [email protected]

Missouri State University
Springfield, MO 65897
Contact: Kimberly Dubree,
Certification Officer, College of Education
Phone: (417) 836-5253
E-mail:  [email protected]

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093-5150
Contact: Dr. Larry Reiter, Director
Clinical Services & Certification
Phone: (660) 543-4881
E-mail: [email protected]

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Contact: Robin Kelly
Assistant to the Chair
(816) 271-5951
E-mail: [email protected]

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: Maggie Young
Director, Academic Advising & Certification Services
Phone: (573) 882-4500
E-mail:[email protected]

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO 64468
Contact: Kim Hullinger
Certification Officer
(660) 562-1671
E-mail: [email protected]

University of Missouri-St Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121
Contact: Ellen Meadows
Alternative certification
Phone: (314) 516-7697
E-mail: [email protected]

Individuals should contact the institutions for specific information regarding alternative certification programs.