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Fast-track your path to a career in education.

Now is the time to share your real-world experience with the students who can benefit the most from your leadership and perspective. If you’re ready to make a positive impact on the lives of students, their families and your community, choose UMSL’s Teach in 12 program. We can fast-track your path to a career in education with teacher certification in 12-15 months depending on the desired program.


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UMSL Teach in 12 Program
Jessica Ponder (right) left a job as an assistant manager at Schnucks grocery store to pursue teaching, her true calling.

Choose the certification that's right for you.

UMSL’s innovative Teach in 12 program offers post-baccalaureate teacher certification in about 12 months. Aspiring candidates must already hold a bachelor’s degree and must pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment prior to admission. Explore our certification tracks below.

Set yourself apart from the crowd.

  • Maximize your professional experiences in Studio Schools to achieve real outcomes with real students.
  • Get involved in community agencies making an impact throughout the St. Louis area.
  • Learn from a highly reputable faculty of innovative researchers and experienced practitioners.
  • Earn your certificate from a nationally accredited program in 12-15 months, depending on the program you choose.
  • View our FAQs page to find out more.