Alternative Or Innovative Route (Provisional Certificate) (MO)

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Alternative Or Innovative Route (Provisional Certificate) (MO)

Description
The Alternative or Innovative Route (Provisional Certificate) is for applicants in alternative programs designed for non-traditional students seeking Missouri teacher certification where they take courses and teach simultaneously.
Certificate Valid for 2 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Missouri
Contact Name: Educator Certification
Contact Phone: 573-751-0051
Contact Email: certification@dese.mo.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/routes-certification

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.5

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Other Exam(s):

Notes:
No exam for Japanese, Latin, Russian

GRADES Kad12: Thirty (30) semester hours in the Foreign Language to be taught, or (27) semester hours plus two (2) or more earned units of high school credit in that language.
GRADES Kad9*: Twentyad-one (21) semester hours in the Foreign Language to be taught, or eighteen (18) semester hours plus two (2) or more earned units of high school credit in that language.

In addition to an understanding and appreciation of the foreign culture and civilization, the prospective teacher will demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the degree granting institution, proficiency in the areas of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

*Teachers must be certificated in another elementary, middle school, or secondary teaching field.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=missouri

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.machs.mo.gov

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of all program requirements, the candidate applies for the 4-year Initial Certificate.

Notes:
Background check fee: $44.80

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Individuals who meet certain qualifications may earn a Missouri certificate of license to teach by completing a state-approved alternative teacher certification program at an institution of higher education in Missouri. These programs are designed for non-traditional students seeking Missouri teacher certification. Individuals should contact any of the following institutions for specific information regarding alternative certification in Missouri.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:39:37 PM


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