Teacher Certification at SPS

Posted by Sue Artis

Since the beginning of the new year, I have received several emails and calls inquiring about a possible career change to education. Some are seeking Missouri teacher certification information while others are inquiring about the Saint Louis University Renaissance Programs in Education. The following are a couple of links that may assist in your quest of gathering knowledge concerning Missouri teacher certification.

The Missouri Department and Elementary Education (MoDESE) site is updated regularly. MoDESE describes its responsibility as “primarily a service agency that works with educators, legislators, government agencies and citizens to maintain a strong public education system.”
One area you may find helpful is the FAQs section. This page will also answer questions concerning background checks and educator candidate program assessments such as the Praxis II.

Usually the first question asked about the SPS Renaissance Programs in Education is the difference between two programs, Renaissance Program in Education and the Renaissance Alternative Educator Preparation Program. The SPS website explains the Renaissance Program’s three options. Each option leads to Missouri teacher certification.

SPS also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) bridge program. Two of the education options at SPS will permit students to transfer up to nine education course credits of ED 400 level to the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program housed within the College of Education and Public Service.

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