Once an educator has a teaching certificate in the State of Missouri, other certificates may be added on with additional coursework. Columbia College offers some coursework to complete many add-on certificate requirements.
Checklists for Reading Specialist and Gifted certificates are available to students who already hold a Missouri Teaching certificate. Students wishing to pursue an add-on certificate need to work closely with their academic advisor to fulfill certificate requirements. Additional coursework is required if students wish to complete an MAT or M.Ed degree along with an add-on certificate. View Master's degrees for more details.
To pursue an add-on certificate, educators should apply to Columbia College as an MAT or M.Ed. student. (We recommend full MAT or M.Ed. degree-seeking status but non-degree seeking is an option as well. Note: Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid).