The Park University Education Program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon completion of the program, passing the appropriate Missouri Assessments, passing disposition evaluations, recommendation by Park University, and application by the student, a Missouri Teaching Certificate may be issued by the state of Missouri. If students wish to be certified in any state other than Missouri, students are responsible for their course of study to reflect that state’s requirements. Teaching Certification requires passing an MSHP & FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting. The Park University Education Program requires a 2.75 cumulative; 3.00 Content; and 3.00 Professional Education GPA for all majors.
All students, including both degree seeking Certification, and Certification Only, must apply for admission, and meet admission requirements of the SOE; all students are required to complete professional education sequence classes.
Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art, Spanish, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and are seeking certification to teach at the middle or secondary level in the State of Missouri may be eligible for Certification Only. These students must complete the professional curriculum listed in this catalog - B.S.E. in Middle School Education or B.S.E in Secondary Education. Students must also consult with a School of Education advisor as addtional coursework may be required to meet certification standards.