Grow Your Own Future at the University of Central Missouri is an initiative created by the university's College of Education to actively support Missouri school districts and address the statewide teacher shortage. UCM's paraprofessional degree completion program is focused on removing obstacles to successful completion of a teaching degree or certification. Here, you'll find access to academic support and be able to grow your skills in a welcoming and collaborative environment. Through our cohort model, you can earn your teaching degree in approximately three to four years without interrupting your professional and personal life.
Classes are conveniently offered online and in the evenings.
Available areas of certification include: