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Northwest Missouri State University


Advantages to Alternative Certification

  • Qualified candidates teach while they complete certification requirements
  • Graduate credit hours earned may be applied to a master's degree
  • Provides a two-year provisional teacher certification (monitored by Northwest)
  • Designed to work with the candidate's teaching schedule
  • Classes provided in Maryville/St. Joseph area and Kansas City
  • Candidates take part in a cohort learning experience
  • Core classes designed specifically for alternative certification candidates
  • University supervisors provide classroom supervision (observing, coaching, additional mentoring)