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Teaching Certification - Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education — Teaching Certification

Pursue your calling and be equipped to teach in elementary, middle or secondary schools with SBU's Master of Science in Education with Teaching Certification. You will be prepared to meet requirements for a Missouri teaching certificate, as well as concurrently complete the requirements for a Master of Science in Education degree, all in a setting with a foundational Christian perspective.

This program is only available on the SBU-Bolivar campus.

Who May Apply for this Degree?

This program is designed to enable top students from other areas of study to enter the teaching profession. If you have completed a bachelor's degree, you may apply to these graduate-level courses (those who have not completed a bachelor's degree may request special permission from the Director of Graduate Studies in Education). The program is ideal for those whose undergraduate study was related to the field(s) in which they plan to teach and who have an outstanding undergraduate record.

Criteria for admission into the Master's level Teaching Certification program are the same for admission to Graduate Studies in Education. Among criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program is the development of a complete student file in the Office of Teacher Education, passing scores on all sections of the C-BASE test, and EDU 2113 and EDU 2313 (or their equivalents).

What are the Degree Requirements?

Since the program involves study leading to both the Master of Science degree and the Missouri teaching certificate, the degree is not granted until certificate requirements are met, and the certificate is not processed until the Master of Science degree requirements are met.

After an initial interview with the Certification Officer in Teacher Education at SBU, you will be assigned an advisor who provides guidance in admission to and completion of both the Master's degree and teacher certification requirements.

Want to Learn more and Apply?

Visit the Graduate Education page to learn more about the application and admissions process, financial aid, and more.

Admissions Information


SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from faculty who are highly qualified educators with experience as teachers, principals and superintendents. In addition to their roles as faculty members, many also serve on state and national education boards
  • Benefit from an engaging and relevant curriculum with an emphasis on practical application. Learn in our classroom one night and apply it in your classroom the next day
  • Fit classes into your busy schedule through our convenient online and hybrid offerings that are scheduled with the time-constrained demands of the working educator in mind

Faith Integration

SBU's Graduate Education programs have been intentionally designed to model how the Christian faith shapes expertise, practice and experiences in professional educational settings. To assist students in developing as transformative agents in today's schools, our programs provide a foundation to become both scholars and practitioners — a synthesis of academic knowledge, practical skills and servant leadership. We desire that our students become true servant leaders who are able to integrate their faith into their practice to make a difference in today's society.

As an administrator, some of my best educators were graduates of SBU and I am glad to be a part of a quality program at SBU.

Dr. Tammy Condren, Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Tammy Condren, Assistant Professor