Annual Salary

$32,000 - $34,000

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Master's Degree

University of Missouri – Saint Louis (Optional two year program)

Certification

Two years

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Certification Information

To teach in the state of Missouri, all corps members have to be Highly Qualified under the requirements of No Child Left Behind. In Kansas City, this means that corps members must obtain a provisional certificate, which is valid throughout their two-year teaching commitment. Provisional certificates are nonrenewable and will ultimately lead to full initial certification. To obtain a provisional certificate, all corps members are required to complete nine credit hours of certification coursework through Buena Vista University during their first semester of teaching and complete an academic contract. In addition to completing the coursework at Delta State University, all corps members are required to take and pass the Praxis II in their assigned content area.

Starting in the first semester of teaching, corps members are required to enroll in certification courses with the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL)  to obtain their initial certification which will be completed upon finishing their two-year commitment. In addition to obtaining an initial certification, each corps member has the opportunity to earn a master's in education within their two-year commitment.
 

Common Certification Questions

How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?
To obtain a provisional certificate, corps members must complete nine credit hours of coursework and an academic contract, and pass the Praxis II exam in their assigned content area.

Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
Yes

Is a master's degree required?
No, but certification is required.

Partner Universities
 University of Missouri – Saint Louis