This program does not provide initial teaching or reading specialist certification; however, you may take course work to satisfy requirements leading to a DESE Reading Specialist Certificate.
If you wish to work toward the DESE Reading Specialist Certificate, please send your undergrad and any graduate work transcripts to Kristel Schlemper at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will evaluate your transcript to confirm which courses you need. She also will determine if you are eligible for a Temporary or Provisional Certificate, which requires full-time employment as a special reading teacher in a Missouri school district.
Your M Ed adviser will make sure that you have completed both your M Ed program and your certificate program. Kristel will recommend you to DESE after you have completed your program.
Obtaining this certificate may require some course work on the MU campus, and the total credit hours may exceed the 30 required for the M Ed.