Temporary Authorization Certificate

Central Methodist University's Temporary Authorization Program assists prospective teachers who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, in the subject area to be taught or a closely related field, obtain certification to teach in a school district in the state of Missouri. Prospective teachers must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater prior to receiving their Temporary Certification. CMU's program can assist in acquiring the one-year Temporary Certificate which will lead to obtaining Missouri's entry level professional teaching certificate, the Initial Professional Certificate. These prospective teachers will already have a teaching contract with a Missouri school district.

After admission process is complete, a Plan of Study will be developed which will include the necessary class work. The required courses are designed to meet the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's required competency areas for alternative certification. Full explanations of the Temporary Authorization Certificate can be found on the DESE website.

General Certification:

ED 513 Classroom Assessment
ED 516 Exceptional & Diverse Learners
ED 533 Classroom & Behavior Management
ED 561 Instructional Strategies
ED 564/65 Beginning Teacher Assistance
ED 572 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
PY 523 Human Growth & Development

Special Education Certification:

SE 203 Introduction to Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities
SE 213 Curriculum Methods Mild-Moderate Elementary
SE 311 Curriculum Methods Mild-Moderate K-12
SE 313 Counseling in Special Education
SE 321 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Procedures
SE 340 Mathematics Instruction for Special Needs Students
SE 341 Literacy Instruction for Special Needs Students
ED 516 Exceptional and Diverse Learners
ED 518 Reading Assessment & Instruction
ED 524 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
ED 533/SE 345 Classroom & Behavior Management