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Alternative Teacher Certification Programs in Missouri

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.

MO Institutions with Approved Alternative Certification Programs


Columbia College
Columbia, MO    65216
Contact:Tammy Mann

Certification Officer
Phone: (573) 875-7632

Drury University
Troops to Teachers

Springfield, MO    65802
Contact: Dr. Edward Williamson
Associate Professor
Phone: (573) 329-4400

Missouri State University
Springfield, MO   65897
Contact: Scott Fiedler,
Certification Officer, College of Education
Phone: (417) 836-8772

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO   64507
Contact: Tina Dye
Assistant to the Chair
(816) 271-5951

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO   64468
Contact: Carla Mebane
Alternative Certification Coordinator
(660) 562-1855

Park University
Parkville, MO 64152
Contact: Dr. Michelle Myers
Phone: (816) 584-6335

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO   64110

Contact: Dr. Mary Pat Shelledy
Phone: (816) 501-3538











Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Contact: Dr. Daryl Fridley
Alternative Coordinator, Assessment and Accreditation
Phone: (573) 651-2701

Saint Louis University

St Louis, MO   63108

Contact: Dr. Mary Dasovich


Phone: (314) 977-2493


University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093-5150
Contact: Dr. Larry Reiter, Director
Clinical Services & Certification
Phone: (660) 543-4881

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO  65211
Contact: Lynn Carruth-Rasmussen,
Director, Academic Advising & Certification Services
Phone: (573) 882-5659

University of Missouri-St Louis
St. Louis, MO   63121
Contact: Ellen Meadows
Alternative certification
Phone: (314) 516-7697


Individuals should contact the institutions for specific information regarding alternative certification programs.