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Missouri Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Missouri. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Missouri Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

Getting an advanced teaching certificate in Missouri can open up new doors professionally and possibly lead to a higher salary.

If you’re already a certified teacher but want to make yourself more marketable, add-on teaching certificates can qualify you to teach English as a second language, special education, gifted education and more.

Both special education and gifted education are teacher shortage areas in Missouri, as identified by the U.S. Department of Education, and teachers in those areas qualify for deferment or cancellation of some federal student loans. Special education teachers tend to make more money than other teachers in Missouri. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state’s 4,100 secondary special education teachers make an average of $50,300 per year, around $7,000 more than other secondary teachers in other subject areas.

Advanced certificate programs in Missouri

Avila University – Kansas City, MO. At Avila, students can get an add-on certificate that prepares them to teach English for speakers of other languages.

Maryville University – St. Louis, MO. Maryville University offers a certificate program in gifted education. A certificate in Global Awareness and Civic Literacy is available and includes hands-on experience.

University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg, MO. The entirely online graduate certificate in online teaching and learning prepares teachers who want to teach distance classes through virtual schools or include online components within their traditional classrooms.