Post-Baccalaureate Dance Teacher Certification Program
The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree who desire elementary (1-6), secondary (9-12) or middle school (5-9) teacher certification without seeking another degree. Course work may be completed on a part-time basis through University College, which offers lower tuition than the day school. Course work is taken for undergraduate credit. This program leads to teacher certification only; no degree is granted through this program. Those interested in teacher certification should contact the Education Department’s Student Services Coordinator/Certification Officer, Alyssa K. McDonald, to discuss their options. Ms. McDonald may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-935-6791.
Requirements for teacher certification are mandated by the state of Missouri and can be found on the state of Missouri's Department of Elementary & Secondary Education website. State-approved certification programs may set their requirements above and beyond the minimum requirements set by the state.
Washington University's teacher preparation programs provide the professional education that qualifies a student for certification to teach in the public schools. On the recommendation of the Department of Education, the Missouri State Department of Education will issue a teaching certificate to an individual who successfully completes a Washington University teacher preparation program.
The education course work required includes both a semester of Field Experience observation and a semester of Student Teaching. Please be aware that the Field Experience course requires 50 hours of observation in a classroom during the semester, and that Student Teaching will be full-time for 10-14 weeks during the following semester. You cannot work during the day for the duration of your student teaching.
Admission is based upon a strong undergraduate record or significant experience which suggests future success in the teaching field. Applicants must hold a bachelor's or higher degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 3.0 in the subject area to be taught.
Additional Post-Baccalaureate Program information:
For more information, please contact:
Office of Student Services
Department of Education, Box 1183
St. Louis, MO 63130