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University of Missouri-Kansas City
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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.

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  • Kansas City, MO
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As a first year teacher, I was prepared to navigate the demands of teaching in an urban school while implementing culturally responsive teaching practices—which includes everything from building relationships with students and families to targeting instruction to individual learners. As a sixth year teacher, these practices still hold true.

Kendra Holliday

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Bachelor’s & certification
Teacher Certification Program
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Bachelor's & cert.
  • Teacher Certification Program
Master’s & cert.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Masters of Arts in Special Education
  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor’s & certification
Teacher Certification Program
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

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.


Program Notes

Application Deadlines:

  • 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
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  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Jan. 15, 2022
  • Feb. 15, 2022
  • Jun. 15, 2022
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Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
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Cost Offsets
Students at University of Missouri-Kansas City have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Missouri-Kansas City to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

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.

For more information visit: Financial Aid Office
Art K-12
Biology 9-12
Chemistry 9-12
Early Childhood Education Birth-3
Earth Science 9-12
Elementary Education 1-6
English 9-12
English Language Learners K-12
French Pre-K-12
German Pre-K-12
Instrumental Music / Vocal Music K-12
Language Arts 5-9
Mathematics 5-9
Mathematics 9-12
Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
Physics 9-12
Science 5-9
Social Sciences 5-9
Social Sciences 9-12
Spanish K-12

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

The Teacher Education Program is organized into four developmental blocks.
  • Block 1

  • Block 2

  • Block 3

  • Block 4

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

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Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
Entry GPA Med
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