Undergraduate post-baccalaureate program
The undergraduate post-baccalaureate program is for students in the same circumstances as MAT post-baccalaureate students, but who wish to take all of their certification courses at the undergraduate level. Students in this program must already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. This program is available through the main campus in Columbia as well as at two nationwide locations - Lake of the Ozarks and St. Louis, Missouri. (Not all certificate options are available at all three campus locations.) See note below regarding availability of Special Education certification.
Graduate admission standards need not be met for this program.
Elementary education (grades 1-6)
UPB Elementary education certification
Middle school education (grades 5-9)
Secondary education (grades 9-12)
Art education (grades K-12)
Music education (grades K-12)
Special Education (grades K-12)
Students may begin this certification as an Undergraduate Post-Baccalaureate student but must eventually be admitted to the MAT Post-Baccalaureate program to complete the program. Many of the courses required for certification are only offered through Columbia College at the graduate level so MAT Post-Bacc status is eventually required.
This program cannot be completed through the Lake Ozark or St. Louis locations unless these students plan to commute to Columbia for the graduate level courses.