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Northwest Missouri State University

Admission Requirements

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be employed as a teacher of record by a Missouri school district
  • Have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in the subject area or closely related field (special education may differ)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and in the subject area if completing before Spring 2017. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall if completing in Spring 2017 or after.
  • Interview may be required
  • Special education candidates wishing to pursue their Master of Science in Education: Special Education must complete the GRE within their first year of teaching

Application Process and Materials

If you meet these requirements and would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Alternative Certification Office.