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Student Teaching and Certification

Lovinger 2170
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-8441





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Student Teaching as an Alternative Pathways to Certification Candidate

You must have a clinical experience in your area of certification to gain certification in the State of Missouri.

If you are pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching degree or the Master of Science in Career and Technology Education degree and want to student teach.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching candidates must complete 24 hours of MAT classes prior to enrollment in EDFL 5100, Internship I.
  • Student teaching arrangements need to be made one semester in advance. Arrangements of student teaching must be made by December 1st for fall semester and May 1st for spring semester.
  • Any request to student teach received by Clinical Services and Certification staff after the December 1 or May 1 due dates will be assessed an additional charge of $100.  
  • Complete the Student Teaching/Internship request to student teach form. 
  • Submit the completed form to Clinical Services and Certification, Lovinger 2170, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093
  • Attend one of the preliminary meetings scheduled the semester prior to student teaching. The dates and location of the preliminary meetings are available at www.ucmo.edu/teach
  • At the preliminary meeting, you will make arrangements to finalize your student teaching. The Preliminary Meeting Documents are required as part of this process.
  • You will need to enroll in EDFL 5100, Internship I, during your student teaching semester. 
  • Additionally, Clinical Services and Certifciation staff will enroll you in either 5 or 6 undergraduate hours of student teaching depending on your chosen area of certification.
  • Alternative pathways to certification candidates will be responsible for the same requirements as undergraduate students during their student teaching semester.
  • You will fulfill your Missouri Standards For Professional Educators (MoSPE) requirement for certification during the internship class.


If you are pursuing certification only and not employed
as a teacher, in your chosen certification area, but want to student teach to fulfill your clinical experience.

  • Student teaching arrangements need to be made one semester in advance.  Arrangements of student teaching must be made by December 1st for fall semester and May 1st for spring semester. 
  • Any request to student teach received by Clinical Services and Certification staff after the December 1 or May 1 due dates will be assessed an additional charge of $100.  
  • You will be student teaching similar to an undergraduate student. 
  • Complete the Non-Degree Seeking Certification Only request to student teach form.
  • Submit the completed form to Clinical Services and Certification, Lovinger 2170, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093.
  • Attend one of the preliminary meetings scheduled the semester prior to student teaching. The dates and location of the preliminary meetings are available at www.ucmo.edu/teach
  • At the preliminary meeting, you will make arrangements to finalize your student teaching. The Preliminary Meeting Documents are required as part of this process.
  • You will be enrolled in undergraduate student teaching by Clinical Services and Certification staff. The hours of enrollment will depend on your chosen area of certification.
  • Alternative pathways to certification candidates will be responsible for the same requirements as undergraduate students during their student teaching semester.
  • You will fulfill your Missouri Standards For Professional Educators (MoSPE) requirement for certification during student teaching.


If you are pursuing certification only and employed as the full-time contracted teacher, in your chosen certification area, in a Missouri school district, you should request to student teach to fulfill your clinical experience. 

  • Student teaching arrangements need to be made one semester in advance.  Arrangements of student teaching must be made by December 1st for fall semester and May 1st for spring semester. 
  • Any request to student teach received by Clinical Services and Certification staff after the December 1 or May 1 due dates will be assessed an additional charge of $100.  
  • You will not be student teaching as an undergraduate student.  You will continue teaching in your classroom during your student teaching semester. 
  • Complete the Provisional Certificate-Student Teaching request to student teach form.
  • Submit the completed form to Clinical Services and Certification, Lovinger 2170, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093
  • You will be enrolled in either 5 or 6 undergraduate hours of student teaching depending on your chosen area of certification.
  • Alternative pathways to certification candidates will be responsible for the same requirements as undergraduate students during their student teaching semester.
  • You will fulfill your Missouri Standards For Professional Educators (MoSPE) requirement for certification during student teaching.


If you are pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching degree and employed as the full-time contracted teacher, in your certification area, in a Missouri school district, you should enroll in EDFL 5100, Internship I, after you have completed 24 hours of MAT classes. EDFL 5100, Internship I, will fulfill the clinical experience and Missouri Standards For Professional Educators (MoSPE) requirement for certification.
  

If you are pursuing the Master of Science in Career and Technology Education degree and employed as the full-time contracted teacher, in your certification area, in a Missouri school district, you should enroll in T&OE 4022, Internship, during the next semester.  T&OE 4022, Internship, will fulfill the clinical experience and Missouri Standards For Professional Educators (MoSPE) requirement for certification.


Student Teaching Waiver
According to state statute 5 CSR 80-805.40, student teaching can be waived as a requirement for certification if all conditions for the waiver are met.  More information about the waiver of student teaching is available at www.ucmo.edu/teach.  Candidates pursuing the master of arts in teaching must still complete EDFL 5100, Internship I.  



Note: Alternative pathways to certification candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment test and UCM Testing Services staff must receive the content assessment test results prior to their student teaching semester.