Careers in Education
Stay ahead of the curve with a teaching certificate
With a Bachelor's degree / Teacher Certification in Education, you can be prepared for today's growing need for qualified teachers at the elementary, middle school, secondary (ALT Cert only) and special education levels.
The curriculum in our Missouri teaching certificate is based on a liberal arts foundation combined with education and instructional methodology. Start preparing for future Missouri teaching jobs by enrolling in one of our teacher certification programs to earn your Missouri teaching license today with Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies.
Specialize in one of our teaching certificate programs
At Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies, we realize that education programs must have options if they're going to serve your needs. Whether you require a Bachelor's degree, Teacher Certification or Alternative Certification to obtain your teaching certificate to become eligible for your Missouri teaching license, we have an option for you. Explore the career opportunities for certified teachers in Missouri by starting with SLU's education programs.
Earn your teaching certificate one of three ways:
- Option 1 - B.A. in Education (120 credit hours): If you do not have a Bachelor's degree, this option can assist you to become eligible for Missouri teacher certification.
- Option 2 - Teacher Certification Program (72-78 credits): If you have a Bachelor's degree, but not a full-time teaching contract from a Missouri public school or an accredited nonpublic school, you can use this option to become eligible for Missouri teacher certification.
- Option 3 - Alternative Teacher Certification Program (32-39 credits): If you have a Bachelor's degree and a full-time teaching contract from a Missouri public school or an accredited nonpublic school, you can use this option to become eligible for Missouri teacher certification.
Job growth and earnings
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, K-12 teaching careers are expected to grow 13% through 2018.
The salaries within this field are broad, so, depending on your experience and location, they can range from $47, 100 to $51, 180. The people who are most in demand in this field are the ones who took the time to train for the right skills.
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