In Block 1, teacher candidates build foundational knowledge related to human development, learning environments, knowledge of learners, learning theory and the impact of social and cultural contexts on learning. Additionally, Block 1 includes an introductory field experience designed to facilitate the shift in teacher candidates’ perspectives from that of a student to that of a classroom teacher.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Education’s mission is to recruit, prepare and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America’s diverse urban communities. We offer both undergraduate and graduate routes to certification.
Making a difference in the lives of children and urban communities. Our undergraduate programs provide students with authentic experiences in real classrooms and in the community. You will be ready to serve in any setting upon graduation.
- For students with fewer than 60 transferable credits, the Fall semester deadline is June 15th and the Spring semester deadline is November 15.
- For students with 60 or more transferable credits, you are encouraged to apply and enroll as early as possible.
In addition, for the following certification areas, you must be eligible for the program by the Fall 2020 semester:
- Middle School Education (Grades 5-9)
- Secondary Education
- K-12 Certification
The Institute for Urban Education provides an annual scholarship to a candidate with a commitment to teaching in Kansas City's urban public schools.
For more information visit the Institute for Urban Education.
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- English/Language Arts
- French Language
- German Language
- Social Science
- Social Studies
- Spanish Language