The University of Central Missouri has one of the highest program-specific accreditation designations in the state of Missouri. The teacher education programs are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Clinical Services and Certification staff are ready to assist you with all aspects of teacher certification and student teaching at UCM, including admission to the Teacher Education Program, field experience placements, student teaching placements, and processing applications for certification.
Field Experience Assessment Form (For use by the liaisons for FLDX 2150, FLDX 3000, FLDX 4970 and PE 4975)
Travel Expense Claims - Now done through Chrome River. Launch the Chrome River application from any web browser (Chrome and Safari are preferred) at https://app.ca1.chromeriver.com/
Wednesday, January 12 - Student Teaching Orientation (Warrensburg)
Tuesday, March 1 - Mid-Term Student Teaching Meeting (virtual)
Monday, March 7 - Second Placement Begins
Thursday, May 5 - Last Day for Student Teaching
Friday, May 6 - University Supervisor Brunch (Warrensburg) (no student teachers)
Don't forget that we have the CoE Faculty & Adjunct Guide as an additional resource for many of your questions!
Register to Create an Educator Profile https://apps.dese.mo.gov/weblogin/login.aspx
Instructions for applying for an substitute teaching certificate:
There are also step by step instructions available here: Substitute Teaching Certificate Instructions
Instructions for applying for an initial professional teaching certificate, an initial administrator certificate, an initial services certificate of license to teach:
There are also step by step instructions available here: Initial Certification Application Instructions
Information and instructions for applying for a temporary authorization certificate (TAC) or a career temporary authorization certificate (CTAC):
UCM has the longest history as a nationally accredited public institution in Missouri