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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 — 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.
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 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 science
- Middle School (grades 5-9): English, mathematics, science or social studies
- K-12: art, dance or world languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)
- Elementary Education (grades 1-6)