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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 Programs with Approved Alternative Certification Programs-

Drury University
Springfield, MO 65802
Sheri Gray, Certification Officer/Assessment Coordinator
(417) 873-7369

Hannibal-LaGrange University
​Hannibal, MO 63401
Jill Arnold, Director of Graduate and Online Programs
(573) 629-3103

St. Charles, MO 63301
Tammy Moore, Chief Certification Officer
(636) 949-4379

Missouri State University 
Springfield, MO 65897
Kimberly Dubree, Certification Officer, College of Education
(417) 836-5253

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO 64468
Kim Hullinger, Certification Officer
(660) 562-1671

Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103
Amanda Chamberland, Certification Officer
(314) 977-3292

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093-5150
Bill Runyan, Director, Clinical Services & Certification
(660) 543-8441

University of Missouri-St Louis 
St. Louis, MO 63121
Ellen Meadows, Alternative certification
(314) 516-7697

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