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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.


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.


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. 


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 pre-service teacher assessment 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 pre-service teacher assessment requirement for certification.


Student Teaching Waiver
According to state statute, 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.