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Initial Certification Degrees

Lindenwood University will prepare you for teacher certification at the K-12 level.

The following certification programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate (Master of Arts in Teaching) levels. These programs lead to initial teacher certification for the state of Missouri.

Early Childhood Special Education
Elementary Education
Middle School Education
     Business Education
     Language Arts
     Social Science
     Technology and Engineering
Secondary Education
     Chemistry (BA or BS)
     Marketing (add-on to Business only)
     Social Science
     Technology and Engineering
     Unified Science: Biology
     Unified Science: Chemistry
K-12 Certification Areas
     Foreign language - French, K-12
     Foreign language - Spanish, K-12
     Health Education, K-12
     Music - Instrumental, K-12
     Music - Vocal, K-12
     Physical Education, K-12

For information about which Missouri Content Assessment (replacement for Praxis II) aligns with each certification area, please see the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s webpage.


Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301