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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-

Columbia College
Columbia, MO 65216
Tammy Mann, Certification Officer
 (573) 875-7632

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

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

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Robin Kelly, Assistant to the Chair
(816) 271-5951

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

​Saint Louis University
St Louis, MO 63108
Dr. Mary Dasovich, Chairperson
(314) 977-2493

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

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Maggie Young, Director, Academic Advising & Certification Services
(573) 882-4500

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.