Teacher Certification


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) accredits the Missouri teacher preparation/certification programs at Webster University.

Webster University School of Education offers the following initial certifications, which may be pursued at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Early Childhood Education (birth-3)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (birth-3) Offered at the graduate level only.
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Middle School Education (5-9)
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
  • Secondary Education
    • Art (K-12)
    • English (9-12)
    • Foreign Language (K-12) (French, German, Spanish)
    • Mathematics (9-12)
    • Music (K-12)
    • Social Studies (9-12)
    • Unified Science/Biology (9-12)
  • Special Education (K-12) (Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical)

In addition to the certification areas listed above, the following advanced certifications may be pursued at the graduate level.

  • English as a Second Language (ESOL) (K-12)  *TESL Program Website 
  • Gifted Education (K-12)
  • Reading Specialist (K-12)
  • Severely Developmentally Disabled

As part of our Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) the following administrative certification areas may be pursued:

  • Elementary Principal (K-8)
  • Middle School Principal (5-9)
  • School Psychologist
  • Secondary Principal (7-12)
  • Special Education Director (K-12)
  • Superintendent (K-12)

In order to determine what coursework, requirements and/or documentation may be required to complete teacher certification, contact the teacher certification office to schedule an appointment. Note: you will need to provide copies of transcripts in order to have a certification evaluation completed.

To schedule an appointment, contact:

Peggy Peel
Coordinator, Teacher Certification
School of Education, Loretto Hall 152
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-968-7058
E-mail: peelmm@webster.edu

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