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Clinical Services and Certification

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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.

Teacher Certification and Student Teaching

University Faculty, Supervisors and Liaisons

Introductory Visit Observation Form - Student Teaching

MEES Rubric for the Teacher Candidate during the Clinical Experience

MEES Formative Assessment Form

MEES Summative Assessment Form

MEES Dispositions Form

STWS Rubric

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/

School District Cooperating Teachers

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Educator Quality

Register to Create an Educator Profile https://apps.dese.mo.gov/weblogin/login.aspx

Instructions for Creating a DESE Profile

 

Instructions for applying for an substitute teaching certificate:

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/teachers

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:

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/teachers

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):

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/temporary-authorization-information

Accreditation

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UCM has the longest history as a nationally accredited public institution in Missouri

Contact

Clinical Services and Certification
Lovinger 2170
Tel: 660-543-8441
Fax: 660-543-8655

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