UCollege - Education

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 educators who are currently employed as the teacher of record in a variety of public and private school 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, qualitative inquiry, learning sciences research and educational foundation concepts. We offer three strands of study — Professional Development, Elementary/Middle School Science Education, and Innovative Teacher Certification — that work to enhance the educator's professional development in a particular area of focus.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program provides students who have completed a bachelor's degree with the course work necessary to obtain a Missouri teaching certificate. All courses are offered through University College during afternoon and evening hours with the exception of student teaching, which requires full-time availability 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 science
  • Middle School (grades 5-9): language arts, mathematics, science or social science
  • K-12: art, dance or world languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)
  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
Contact:Michele Augustin