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Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle School Certification (Grades 5-9)


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Other MAT Programs 

Post Baccalaureate students are only eligible to take courses required for certification.

Possible Certification Areas:


See Middle School Content Checklists-approximately 21 hours

  • Language Arts (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology/Chemistry/General Science)
  • Social Studies (History)
  • Speech/Theatre

Professional Education Requirements


Teaching Methods Course:


  • Mathematics-359
  • Social Studies-362
  • Science-365
  • English-367
  • Speech/Theatre-368 1

Middle School Content Checklists


Language Arts Minimum 21 hrs.


  • COMM 203 - Understanding Human Communication 3 hours
  • COMM 360 - Oral Interpretation of Literature 3 hours
  • EDUC 336 - Creative and Language Arts in Elementary & Middle Schools 3 hours
  • ENGL 311 - Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hours or
  • ENGL 312 - The History of the English Language Electives 9 hours
     
  • Electives 9 hours

Choose 3 courses from the following:


  • ENGL 231 - English Literature I
  • ENGL 232 - English Literature II
  • ENGL 241 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 242 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 350 - Major Literary Figures
     
  • ENGL 351 - Readings in Shakespeare or
  • ENGL 370 - Major Literary Periods

Mathematics Minimum 21 hrs.


  • CISS 176 - Introduction to Computer Science 3 hours or
  • CISS 145 - Introduction to Python Programming
     
  • MATH 102 - Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher 3 hours
  • MATH 150 - College Algebra 3 hours
  • MATH 155 - Algebraic Reasoning for Elementary & Middle School Teachers 3 hours
  • MATH 165 - Geometric Reasoning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 hours
  • MATH 250 - Statistics I 3 hours
  • Mathematics Elective (MATH 170 or higher) 3 hours

Science Minimum 22 hrs.


  • BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology I 3 hours
     
  • BIOL 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours or
  • ENVS 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
     
  • CHEM 108 - Physical Science Survey 3 hours or
  • PHYS 108 - Physical Science Survey 3 hours
     
  • CHEM 109 - Chemistry for Biological & Health-Related Sciences 3 hours or
  • CHEM 110 - Chemistry I 2 hours
     
  • GEOL 110 - Introduction to Physical Geology 3 hours
  • PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours
  • Laboratory Electives 4 hours

Choose 2 courses from the following:


  • CHEM 108L - Physical Science Survey Lab or
  • PHYS 108L - Physical Science Survey Lab
     
  • CHEM 111L - Chemistry I Lab
  • ENVS 115L - Intro. to Environmental Science Lab
  • BIOL 110L - Principles of Biology I Lab
     
  • GEOL 110L - Intro. to Physical Geology Lab or
  • PHYS 111L - Physics I Lab

Social Studies Minimum 21 hrs.


  • ECON 293 - Macroeconomics  3 hours or
  • ECON 294 - Microeconomics (both recommended)
     
  • GEOG 101 - Introduction to Geography 3 hrs
     
  • HIST 101 - Western Civilization I  3 hours or
  • HIST 111 - World History to 1500
     
  • HIST 102 - Western Civilization II  3 hours or
  • HIST 112 - World History since 1500
     
  • HIST 121 - American History to 1877 3 hours
  • HIST 122 - American History Since 1877 3 hours
  • POSC 111 - American National Government 3 hours

Speech/Theatre Minimum 21 hrs.


  • COMM 110 - Introduction to Speech 3 hours
  • COMM 220 - Introduction to Theatre 3 hours
  • COMM 323 - Argumentation and Debate 3 hours
  • COMM 420 - Advanced Acting and Production Techniques 3 hours
  • Electives 9 hours

Choose 3 courses from the following:


  • COMM 203 - Understanding Human Communication
  • COMM 303 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 313 - Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 360 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • COMM 380 - Performance Studies
     
  • COMM 385 - Performance Styles and Genres or
  • COMM 320 - Advanced Theater

Note(s):


1 Includes Field Experience: Students must complete the application form(s) for courses that include a field experience component by the semester BEFORE desired enrollment. See the Education Office for deadline information.
2 EDUC 322 or EDUC 580  and EDUC 338 or EDUC 516  are required for those who began Elementary certification August 2009 and after.

Teacher Certification Program


Students seeking teacher certification through the State of Missouri with Post-Baccalaureate status are required to meet requirements and seek admission to the Teacher Certification Program as early as possible.

Students who seek admission to the program must have:

  • Completed at least six hours of the Post-Baccalaureate core at Columbia College, which must include EDUC 505  (Post-Baccalaureate core courses are: EDUC 505 , EDUC 542 , EDUC 550  and EDUC 550  [or their undergraduate equivalents]);
  • Attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (includes all coursework, Columbia College and other) with no grade of less than C in the professional education and content area courses; (see Grading and Academic Standing ).
  • Completion of application materials for admission to the Teacher Certification Program (to be obtained from the Certification Officer by appointment) and will include: Request for Admission, GPA Worksheet, and two letters of recommendation from Columbia College faculty (at least one letter of recommendation must be from Education Department faculty).

Retention Criteria:

  • Complete at least six (6) hours of professional education each year.
  • Complete required field experiences (in EDUC 505  and EDUC 563 ) and receive favorable evaluations from cooperating teachers and faculty supervisors.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above after acceptance to the program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above in professional education and content area courses.

Other Coursework:

  • Content area coursework not completed in BA must also be taken to meet State certification requirements.
  • Any content area or professional education course(s) with grade of “D” or lower must be repeated until a grade of “C” or above is obtained (see Grading and Academic Standing ).

Other Important Information:

Post-Baccalaureate certification students completing the FAFSA to receive financial aid for certification must complete the following questions on the 2014 - 15 FAFSA accordingly:

Question #29. What will your grade level be? Student must answer, “5th year/other undergraduate.”

Question #30. What degree or certificate? Student must answer, “Teaching Credential Program.”

Question #48. Are you a master’s or doctorate student? Student must answer, “No.”

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