Alternative Certification: Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
The Renaissance Alternative Educator Preparation Program
The Alternative Certification for Elementary Education option is for teachers who have a bachelor's degree and a full-time teaching contract with a Missouri public school or an accredited nonpublic school. The full-time teaching contract must be in the area of elementary education.
If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please see our B.A. in Elementary Education. If you have a bachelor's degree but not a full-time teaching contract with a Missouri public school or an accredited nonpublic school, please see our Teacher Certification for Elementary Education
Students seeking this option can complete their Missouri teacher certification with 39 credit hours or less depending on transfer credits and prerequisites needed. An individual plan will be created for each student upon admission into the program.
Admission and program exit requirements for elementary education certification are listed in the Alternative Certification section of the Teacher Certification Program Requirements page.
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