Which education program would be best for me?

If you're not sure which program would be best for you, follow these steps below.

1. Choose your program 

2. Apply to Columbia College

Once you've determined the program that fits your needs, it's time to apply to Columbia College.

Undergraduate programs (like the BEACON and Undergraduate Post-Bacc programs) require an undergraduate application through our traditional campus and evening program in Columbia as well as through two of our extended Missouri venues – Lake Ozark and St. Louis.

Graduate programs (like the MAT, M.Ed, "add-on" certificates, Alternative Certification or the MAT Post-Baccalaureate programs) require a Graduate Studies application. (Note: Graduate-level courses are not currently offered at our nationwide venues.)

3. Visit with your advisor

Once you're admitted, you will have access to an advisor who will help you plan out your program. You're not in this alone! It's recommended that you visit with your advisor often to make sure you remain on track.

Learn what every student needs to know with this quick reference of the requirements and timeline for the teacher certification program .