University of Missouri-St Louis
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With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense.

Our Mission: We transform lives.

As the metropolitan, land-grant, research institution serving the most diverse and economically important region in Missouri, the University of Missouri–St. Louis delivers exceptional educational, research and engagement experiences that inform, prepare, challenge and inspire.

Our College of Education's faculty, staff and community partners are committed to providing experiences to build the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in multiple education settings and occupations.

Our Innovative Studio School Practicum Model guarantees approximately 1300 hours of clinical experiences in a variety of positions in both community organizations and schools to better prepare students for future careers in education.

For those desiring a fast-track path to a career in education, we offer several alternative routes leading to a MO initial certificate. Aspiring candidates must already hold a bachelor's degree.

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  • Saint Louis, MO
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Programs
Bachelor's & cert.
Bachelor's of Science in Education
Master’s & cert.
M.Ed in Education
Bachelor’s & certification
Master’s & certification
Bachelor’s & certification
Bachelor's of Science in Education
From 48 to 72 months
Program Duration
Program Info

As a College of Education teacher candidate, you will have state-of-the-art opportunities to make positive impacts on student learning and growth as you become a community educator for all learners. Our program actively and uniquely engages you throughout your studies in working with PK-12 students as they learn and develop in informal and formal learning settings. You will gain valuable, practical knowledge by applying university course content to interactions with young learners in academically focused content-based community agencies and school based Studio Schools.

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Tuition & Fees
$35
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
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Amount
Description
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

The University of Missouri—St. Louis offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to UMSL. Other scholarships require students to submit an application. Merit scholarships are offered to students based on their admissions applications and do not require additional applications to be considered.

Scholarship Link https://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid/scholarships/about-scholarships.html

Scholarships and Grants: https://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid/scholarships/index.html

College of Education Scholarships and Grants: https://coe.umsl.edu/w2/Financial%20Aid/scholarships.html

Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

Student loan types have different eligibility requirements and terms that must be met. Federal loans require acceptance into a degree seeking program or certificate program. Federal loans require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be filed. Please be aware there are limits to the amount of Direct Loans that can be borrowed while seeking your degree, determined by the student's grade level and financial need. Federal law sets the maximum interest rates and fees that may be charged for federal loans. The interest rate is set on July 1st each year.  For more information about the Direct Loan Program, please visit the the Direct Loans page on our website or studentloans.gov from the US Department of Education.  
                                                                                     
https://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid/loans/index.html

$17,500
Loan Forgiveness

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study opportunities are available.

https://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid/workstudy/index.html

For more information visit: Financial Aid Office
Certifications
Certifications
Provides information on the types of credentials one can gain by becoming certified to teach through this specific program of interest.
Grade Level
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
Specialty
  • Special Education and Teaching
  • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Subject Area(s)
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Language Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies/History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Science

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience
  • Preparation for Diverse Populations
  • Mentoring & Coaching
Stats
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Total Enrollment
2.80
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
3.20
Entry GPA Med
220
Program Completers
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Acceptance Rate
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