Outside view of the Lovinger building


Teacher Certification


Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program:

  • Complete the Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of college credit.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, a content GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a Professional Education GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in any professional education courses.
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better:
    EDFL 2100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
    FLDX 2150 Introductory Field Experience
    EDFL 2240 Educational Psychology
    EDSP 2100 Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Submit a completed Department Recommendation for Admission to Teacher Education to your faculty advisor.
  • Pass a background check through the approved DESE agent.
  • Pass all four sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA).



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


Jamie Aragon
Lovinger 2170
Tel: 660-543-8441


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