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Alternative Certification

The Alternative Certification Program is designed for individuals who have recently accepted a teaching position and are not currently certified.  Individuals in this program can obtain their certification at the Middle School, Secondary and K-12 certification levels or in Special Education.

We believe…
All school children deserve quality teachers who enjoy teaching. Student success... every student, every day.

Our goal…
To produce high quality teachers for both urban and rural classrooms.

Our program…

  • Meets Missouri certification requirements
  • Includes graduate credit
  • Offers classes online and on campus in Maryville or in Gladstone at the Northwest-Kansas City Center.
  • Is designed for a working teacher

Explore our site and email altcert@nwmissouri.edu with any additional questions. We hope to hear from you.