Completers of WGU's teacher preparation programs will obtain an initial teaching license in Utah, then apply for a Missouri teaching license via the reciprocity pathway. Please see the Missouri State Advisories article for additional information.
LICENSES AVAILABLE THROUGH WGU
|Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 3|
|Elementary Education, 1-6|
|Special Education-Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities, Grades K-12|
|Middle School Mathematics, Grades 5-9|
|Middle School Science, Grades 5-9|
|Secondary Social Science, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary Mathematics, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary Biology, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary Chemistry, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary Earth Science, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary Physics, Grades 9-12|
|Secondary English, Grades 9-12|
|English for Speakers of Other Languages, K-12|
|Principal, K-8 or 7-12|
Missouri has the following general requirements for applicants for initial teacher certification via the reciprocity pathway:
1. PROGRAM COMPLETION: Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home-state of the program, and possession of a teaching certificate from the home-state of the program.
2. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a Bachelor's degree program offered by an accredited college or university.
3. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE: Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
4. PROVISIONAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION: Due to the structure of WGU's curriculum, students are not eligible for Provisional certification in Missouri prior to completing their program.
Article Number: 19807, 1795