University College offers both a Master of Arts in Education–Instructional Process, and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification.
Master of Arts in Education–Instructional Process
Washington University's Department of Education offers a part-time Master of Arts degree focused on an Analysis of Practice for practicing educators in a variety of settings. This Analysis of Practice allows educators to consider multiple and enhanced approaches for data collection, analysis, and reflection on educational issues involving educational assessment data, video microanalysis, learning sciences research, and educational foundation concepts. We offer three strands of study, which each work to enhance the educator's professional development in the particular focus area.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certification program provides students who have completed a bachelor's degree with the course work necessary to obtain a Missouri teaching certificate. All course work is available through University College during afternoon and evening hours with the exception of student teaching, which is available during the fall (elementary) or spring (middle school, secondary, and K-12) semester. Required course work is taken for undergraduate credit. Certification through this program is available in the following teaching areas:
- Secondary Education (grades 9-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies
- Middle School (grades 5-9): English, mathematics, science, or social studies
- K-12: art, dance, classics (Latin), or modern foreign languages (French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)
- Elementary Education (grades 1-6)