Students interested in completing this program at UMKC must be admitted to the Teacher Education Professional Program no later than Fall 2020 and must complete the program by May 2022.

University Requirements

General Education

The UMKC General Education Core is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete.  The 30-credit hour core curriculum includes three course types designated as Anchor, Discourse and Focus and is detailed in the General Education section of the catalog.

Constitution Course 

Every undergraduate student must take a course covering the United States Constitution and the Missouri State Constitution before graduation. Course options are included in the program requirements section below.

RooWriter Assessment

Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter. Additional information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.

Exit Examinations

Information on exit examinations and/or major field exams is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • 1. Understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  • 2. Understand individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  • 3. Work with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • 4. Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  • 5. Understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  • 6. Understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
  • 7. Plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
  • 8. Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
  • 9. Engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.
  • 10. Seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

The School of Education subscribes to the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE) and the Missouri Teacher Standards which can be found on the website of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - dese.mo.gov.

Program Requirements

Teacher Education Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education includes professional coursework in teacher education as well as coursework in a selected content area corresponding to the desired teacher certification.

  • Art (K-12)
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
    • Foreign Language-French
    • Foreign Language-German
    • Foreign Language-Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
    • Biology; Unified Science-Biology
    • Chemistry; Unified Science-Chemistry
    • Earth Science; Unified Science Earth Science
    • Physics; Unified Science-Physics
  • Social Science

Note: Music Education majors should check degree requirements with the Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Typically, between 30 and 50 hours of content area coursework is required to attain the subject major/certification.  Students must consult with an advisor to determine specific requirements. Students who already have a bachelor's degree may be required to complete content area requirements that were not part of their prior degree program in addition to the professional education requirements.

Completion of this program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in the School of Education. Contingent upon satisfactory completion of all degree coursework, key assessments, and state testing requirements, teacher candidates may be eligible for certification upon recommendation of the Teacher Education faculty.

A 3.00 cumulative GPA, 3.00 content area GPA and 3.00 professional education GPA is required at completion of the program. Grades of C (2.00) or better are required in all  content area and education classes. Prospective students and teacher candidates should meet each semester with an academic advisor to determine specific course requirements.

The School of Education requires all teacher candidates to have current professional liability insurance during all field experiences and student teaching. Verification of current professional liability insurance must be provided to the School of Education Student Services office. Insurance can be obtained through “student membership” in an educational organization (e.g., MSTA or NEA) that provides such insurance or purchased coverage through an independent insurance agent.

Candidates admitted to the Professional Teacher Education Program must uphold all academic and social regulations and policies established by the School of Education. Candidates are subject to any Missouri legislative action or State Board of Education policy that may become effective during the lifetime of this catalog. The responsibility of the School of Education is to recommend qualified candidates for licensure to the state and to ensure our candidates meet or exceed these requirements. While the degree programs outlined in the catalog are aligned with state requirements, certification is dependent on both the degree requirements and successful completion of all state assessments required by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additionally, candidates must successfully complete program Key Assessments each semester to continue in the program.

NOTE: During the student teaching semester, teacher candidates follow the school district’s calendar, not the UMKC academic/semester calendar.  Teacher candidates begin student teaching according to the school district's calendar and not the first day of the UMKC academic/semester calendar.


Art Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A (Satisfied in program requirements below)
Focus B3
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in program requirements below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Art (K-12) Content Area Coursework 

ART 112Foundation Drawing3
ART 114Foundation Digital Design (Focus A)3
ART 121Foundation 2D Design (Focus A)3
ART 131Foundation 3D Design3
ART 204Digital Video and Motion Design I3
ART 206Photography I3
ART 212Intermediate Drawing3
ART 214Ceramics I3
ART 218Graphic Design I3
ART 221Painting I3
ART 224Print Media I3
ART 230Fibers I3
ART-HIST 202From Michelangelo to Modernism (Focus A)3
ART-HIST 303World Currents of Contemporary Art (Focus A)3
ART-HIST 315Arts Of African and New World Cultures (Focus A)3
ART-HIST 319Asian Art3
ART 405Practices in the Visual Arts Classroom3
Sculpture requirement (not offered at UMKC).3
Total Credits54

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School1
or TCH-ED 397 Practicum I - Elementary
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School1
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 402Integrated Arts3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School1
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437
TCH-ED 419
Student Teaching in High School
and Student Teaching in Elementary School
9
TCH-ED 491Seminar - Art Education3
Total Credits51

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credits: 129


English Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A (may be satisfied in program requirements) 13
Focus B3
Focus C (may be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (may be satisfied in program requirements)3
Total Credits27

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

English (9-12) Content Area Coursework 

ENGLISH 311American Literature I3
ENGLISH 321American Literature II3
ENGLISH 323Shakespeare3
Composition & Rhetoric (Select at least 3 of the following):9
Theory And Practice Of Composition
Language, Literacy, Power
Rhetorics of New Media
Rhetorics of Public Memory
Women And Rhetoric
History And Principles Of Rhetoric
Study of English Language (Select 1 of the following):3
Introduction To Linguistics/Language Science
Structure Of English
History Of The English Language
Introduction To Descriptive Linguistics
English and/or World Literature (Select one of the following):3
Foundations Of Ancient World Literature I (Focus A)
Myth and Literature (Focus A)
World Literature in English (Focus A)
British Literature I
Modern And Contemporary Irish Literature
British Literature II
Classical Literature in Translation
Women & Literary Culture: Genre Focus
Postcolonial Literature
Elective English Credits (Choose at least 1 of the following):3
From Field Shout to Hip Hop: African American Poetic Traditions
The Civil Rights Movement in African American Literature
Asian American Literature (Focus A)
African American Literature I
African American Novel
African American Literature II
Introduction to Latinx Literature
Asian American Literature
Harlem Renaissance
Black Women Writers
Total Credits27

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School1
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 202Literature for Adolescents3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 396English Language Study for Middle and High School Teachers3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School1
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School1
TCH-ED 432Special Methods of Teaching English in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 482Seminar in Teaching and Evaluating Writing3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 494Seminar - English/Language Arts3
Total Credits60
General Electives3

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 120


Foreign Languages-French Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 3
Focus B3
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective3
Total Credits27

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Foreign Language-French (K-12) Content Area Coursework

Students need to take thirty-six (36) semester hours in French and must consult with the Foreign Language Department to determine the required courses that demonstrate the proficiency in the areas of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Hours completed must include 33 hours of upper-level courses with no more than six in culture.

FRENCH 221Second Year French II3
FRENCH 315Intermediate Composition and Conversation3
FRENCH 325Intermediate Conversation and Composition3
FRENCH 415Advanced Conversation and Composition I3
Culture and Literature Electives (8 courses):24
Select 6 hours (2 courses) from the following:
French Civilization I
French Civilization II: Contemporary French Civilization
French Civilization III: Lyon, Crossroads of France and Europe (Focus A)
Select at least 18 hours (6 courses) from the options below:
Introduction to French Literature (Focus A)
Masterpieces of French Literature I
Masterpieces Of French Literature II (Focus A)
Special Topics
Medieval Literature
16th-Century French Literature
19th-Century French Literature
20th-Century French Literature
Medieval Romance
Early French Theater
Renaissance Poetry
Medieval Poetry
20th Century French Narrative
19th-Century French Fiction
Francophone Studies
Orientalism and Literature
Special Topics
Total Credits36

Teacher Education Professional Coursework 

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 397 Practicum I - Elementary
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 398 Practicum II – Elementary
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 497 Teaching Internship
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
FRN-LNG 494Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
or TCH-ED 419 Student Teaching in Elementary School
FRN-LNG 459Foreign Languages Teacher Education Seminar3
Total Credits51
General Electives3

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 120


Foreign Languages-German Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B3
Focus C (may be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective3
Total Credits27

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Foreign Language-German Content Area Coursework

Students must take thirty-six (36) semester hours in German and consult with the Foreign Language Department to determine the required courses that demonstrate the proficiency in the areas of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Hours completed must include 33 hours of upper-level courses with no more than six in culture.

GERMAN 221Second-Year German II3
GERMAN 315Intermediate Conversation and Composition I3
GERMAN 325Intermediate Conversation and Composition II3
GERMAN 415Advanced Conversation and Composition I3
Culture and Literature Electives (8 courses)24
Select 6 hours (2 courses) from the following:
Aspects Of Contemporary German Culture (Conducted In German)
Weimar Culture: Gender and Modernity in Central Europe
Music in German Culture
Select at least 18 hours (6 courses) from the options below:
Introduction to Literary Studies
Current Events in Germany
From the Middle Ages to the Baroque
From the Enlightenment Through the 19th Century
Classical Period Of German Literature
Society and Literature in 20th-Century Germany
German Film (Focus A)
Contemporary German Film 1980
Special Topics
Bertolt Brecht
Romanticism
The German Novelle
German Lyric Poetry
19Th-Century Drama
Advanced Conversation and Composition II
20th-Century German Literature
Women's Voices in Germany and Austria
Special Topics
Total Credits36

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 397 Practicum I - Elementary
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 398 Practicum II – Elementary
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 497 Teaching Internship
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
FRN-LNG 494Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
or TCH-ED 419 Student Teaching in Elementary School
FRN-LNG 459Foreign Languages Teacher Education Seminar3
Total Credits51
General Electives3

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 120


Foreign Languages-Spanish Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B3
Focus C (may be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective3
Total Credits27

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Foreign Language-Spanish Content Area Coursework

Students must take thirty-six (36) semester hours in Spanish and consult with the Foreign Language Department to determine the required courses that demonstrate the proficiency in the areas of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Hours completed must include 33 hours of upper-level courses with no more than six in culture.

SPANISH 221Second Year Spanish II3
SPANISH 315Intermediate Conversation And Composition I3
SPANISH 325Intermediate Conversation And Composition II3
SPANISH 415Advanced Conversation And Composition I3
Culture and Literature Electives (8 courses)24
Select 6 hours (2 courses) from the following:
Continental Spanish Civilization
Latin American Civilization
The Search For Mexican Identity
Select at least 18 hours (6 courses) from the options below:
Introduction To Literary Studies
History Of Spanish Literature I
History Of Spanish Literature II
Special Topics
Introduction To Spanish American Literature I
Introduction To Spanish American Literature II
History of the Spanish Language
Early 20th Century Peninsular Literature: From the Generation of 1898 to Surrealism
Medieval Spanish Literature
Spanish-American Lyric Poetry
Romantic Movement In Spain
Cervantes' Don Quixote, Part I
Cervantes'Don Quixote, Part II
Advanced Conversation And Composition II
Golden Age Drama
Pre-Columbian And Spanish Colonial Literature
Contemporary Spanish Poetry
The Novel Of The Mexican Revolution
Spanish Mysticism
The Golden Age Novel
Pastoral Literature
Cervantes' Exemplary Novels
The Picaresque Novel
Peninsular Poetry
Modern Classics Of Latin American Literature
Spanish-American Short Story
U.S.-Latino Literature
Special Topics
Total Credits36

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 397 Practicum I - Elementary
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 398 Practicum II – Elementary
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
or TCH-ED 497 Teaching Internship
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
FRN-LNG 494Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
or TCH-ED 419 Student Teaching in Elementary School
FRN-LNG 459Foreign Languages Teacher Education Seminar3
Total Credits51
General Electives3

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Hours: 120


Mathematics Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (may be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective3
Total Credits24

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Mathematics Content Area Coursework 

MATH 120Precalculus (Focus B)5
MATH 210Calculus I (Focus B)4
MATH 220Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 300Linear Algebra I3
MATH 424Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Geometry3
or MATH 444 Modern Geometries
STAT 235Elementary Statistics (Focus B)3
Select 1 computer programming language course:3
Problem Solving and Programming I
Introduction to Computing
Discrete Structures I
EDUC 402RAlgebraic Thinking for Teachers3
MATH 301On Solid Ground: Sets and Proof3
Additional 12 hours from at least three of the five following categories:12
History of Mathematics
History Of Mathematics
Structure of the Real Number System
Mathematics for Teachers: Mathematical Immersion
Calculus Sequence
Mathematics for Teachers: Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations
Advanced Analysis I
Probability and Statistics
Introduction To Mathematical Statistics I
Linear Algebra
Modern Algebra
Linear Algebra II
Total Credits47

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 433Special Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 493Seminar - Mathematics3
Total Credits51

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 125


Biology Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Biology (Single) Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 109L
BIOLOGY 109
General Biology II Laboratory
and General Biology II (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 202Cell Biology3
BIOLOGY 206Genetics3
BIOLOGY 303Invertebrate Zoology3
or BIOLOGY 308 Vertebrate Zoology
BIOLOGY 346Plant Biology3
or BIOLOGY 427 Plant Physiology
BIOLOGY 405Introduction to Evolution3
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
Total Credits43

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 126


Unified Science-Biology Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Biology (Unified Science) Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 109L
BIOLOGY 109
General Biology II Laboratory
and General Biology II (Focus B) 1
4
BIOLOGY 202Cell Biology3
or BIOLOGY 312WL Laboratory in Developmental Biology, Genetics and Cell Biology
BIOLOGY 206Genetics3
BIOLOGY 302
302L
General Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
5
BIOLOGY 303Invertebrate Zoology3
or BIOLOGY 308 Vertebrate Zoology
BIOLOGY 338LComparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory3
BIOLOGY 346Plant Biology3
BIOLOGY 405Introduction to Evolution3
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
CHEM 212LR
CHEM 212R
Experimental General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
LS-MCRB 112Microbiology and Living3
or LS-ANATO 218 Introductory Anatomy
or LS-ANATO 218L Introductory Anatomy Laboratory
or LS-PHYS 316 Principles of Physiology
or LS-PHYS 217 Human Physiology
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
PHYSICS 220General Physics II (Focus B)4
Total Credits63

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 141


Chemistry Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Chemistry Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
CHEM 212LR
CHEM 212R
Experimental General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II (Focus B)
5
CHEM 321
321L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 330Elementary Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 367Bioorganic Chemistry3
or LS-BIOC 441 Biochemistry
CHEM 341WIAnalytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis4
or CHEM 345R Instrumental Analysis
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
Total Credits43

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 121


Unified Science-Chemistry Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Chemistry (Unified Science) Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 109L
BIOLOGY 109
General Biology II Laboratory
and General Biology II (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
CHEM 212LR
CHEM 212R
Experimental General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II (Focus B)
5
CHEM 321L
CHEM 321
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM 322L
CHEM 322R
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
and Organic Chemistry II
4
CHEM 330Elementary Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 341WIAnalytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 345RInstrumental Analysis3
CHEM 367Bioorganic Chemistry3
or LS-BIOC 441 Biochemistry
CHEM 382Inorganic And Organic Synthesis2
CHEM 387Environmental Chemistry I3
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
PHYSICS 220General Physics II (Focus B)4
Total Credits63

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 141


Earth Science Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

 Earth Science (Single) Content Area Coursework

ASTR 150Astronomy: Motions of the Cosmos3
or ASTR 155 Astronomy: Starlight and Star Stuff
ASTR 153LIntroductory Astronomy Laboratory (Focus B)2
BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
Select at least two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Principles of Geomorphology
Principles of Biogeography
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis
Biogeography and Landscape Ecology
Global Environmental Change
Quaternary Environments
Spatial Data Analysis
Satellite Climatology
Mineralogy
Evolution and the Geologic Record
Principles of Geomorphology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Hydrogeology
Mineral Deposits
Petroleum Geology
Tectonics
Earthquake Geology
Total Credits35

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54
General Electives7

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 120


Unified Science-Earth Science Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Earth Science (Unified Science) Content Area Coursework 

ASTR 150Astronomy: Motions of the Cosmos3
or ASTR 155 Astronomy: Starlight and Star Stuff
ASTR 153LIntroductory Astronomy Laboratory2
BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 109L
BIOLOGY 109
General Biology II Laboratory
and General Biology II (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
CHEM 212LR
CHEM 212R
Experimental General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
GEOLOGY 313Evolution and the Geologic Record4
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 449Global Water and Sustainability3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (Focus B)3
PHYSICS 210General Physics I (Focus B)4
PHYSICS 220General Physics II (Focus B)4
Geology Elective3
Mineralogy
Principles of Geomorphology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Hydrogeology
Mineral Deposits
Petroleum Geology
Tectonics
Earthquake Geology
Total Credits52

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 130


Physics Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below) 2
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Physics (Single) Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 120Precalculus (Focus B)5
MATH 210Calculus I (Focus B)4
MATH 220Calculus II4
PHYSICS 240Physics For Scientists and Engineers I5
PHYSICS 250Physics For Scientists and Engineers II5
PHYSICS 310Mechanics I3
PHYSICS 350Modern Physics With Engineering Applications3
PHYSICS 460Electricity And Magnetism I3
Select at least 1 course from the following:3
Methods Of Theoretical Physics I
Physics of Electronics
Computer Interfacing Laboratory
Thermal Physics
Optics
Introduction To Solid State Physics
Introduction To Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Laboratory
Total Credits52

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 130


Unified Science-Physics Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below) 2
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits21

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Physics (Unified Science) Content Area Coursework 

BIOLOGY 108L
BIOLOGY 108
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology I (Focus B)
4
BIOLOGY 109L
BIOLOGY 109
General Biology II Laboratory
and General Biology II (Focus B)
4
CHEM 211L
CHEM 211
Experimental General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I (Focus B)
5
CHEM 212LR
CHEM 212R
Experimental General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II (Focus B)
5
ENV-SCI 110L
ENV-SCI 110R
Understanding the Earth Laboratory
and Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory (Focus B)
5
GEOLOGY 220General Geology (Focus B)3
MATH 120Precalculus (Focus B)5
MATH 210Calculus I (Focus B)4
MATH 220Calculus II4
PHYSICS 171Physics for Future Presidents3
PHYSICS 240Physics For Scientists and Engineers I5
PHYSICS 250Physics For Scientists and Engineers II5
PHYSICS 310Mechanics I3
PHYSICS 350Modern Physics With Engineering Applications3
PHYSICS 410Thermal Physics3
PHYSICS 420Optics3
PHYSICS 460Electricity And Magnetism I3
PHYSICS 472Introduction To Quantum Mechanics3
Total Credits70

Teacher Education Professional Coursework

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 435Special Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 470Philosophy and History of Science and Technology3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 495Seminar - Science3
Total Credits54

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 148


Social Science Emphasis Area

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus B (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by Constitution requirement)
Focus Elective (Satisfied in Program Requirements Below)
Total Credits18

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Social Science Content Area Coursework 

ANTHRO 103Introduction To Cultural Anthropology (Focus C)3
ECON 201Introduction To Economics I (Focus B)3
or ECON 202 Introduction To Economics II
GEOG 200World Geography I3
or GEOG 202 World Geography II
HISTORY 101U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C)3
HISTORY 102U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C)3
HISTORY 206World History To 1450 (Focus A)3
HISTORY 208World History since 1450 (Focus A)3
POL-SCI 210American Government (Focus C )3
PSYCH 210General Psychology3
SOCIOL 101Sociology: An Introduction (Focus C)3
Political Science Electives
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Comparative Politics (Focus C)
Introduction to Comparative Politics and Research (Focus C)
Politics In The American States
American History
Select two of the following in consultation with your academic advisor: 6
America, 1783-1828: The National Experience
America, 1850-1877: Civil War and Reconstruction
America: 1914-1945: The Era Of The World Wars
Cold War, Conformity, and Dissent: America, 1945-1989
Women in Modern America
Rise of the City in the U.S.
The American West
America and the World in the Global Age: 1900 to the Present
American Environmental History
World History
Select one of the following in consultation with your academic advisor:3
Special Studies (Colonial Latin America)
Women and Gender in Latin America
Modern Latin America
Japanese Civilization
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Total Credits42

Teacher Education Professional Coursework Common to All Secondary Education Certification Areas

Block 1
TCH-ED 312Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching3
TCH-ED 330Analyzing Learning Environments in Urban Contexts3
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
TCH-ED 420Adolescent Development3
TCH-ED 422Practicum I - Middle and High School 11
Block 2
EDRD 439Language & Literacy across the Disciplines3
TCH-ED 314Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners3
TCH-ED 385Teaching and Learning with Technology3
TCH-ED 423Practicum II - Middle and High School 11
Block 3
TCH-ED 315Assessment and Data Literacy3
TCH-ED 424Practicum III - Middle and High School 11
TCH-ED 434Seminar in Social Science Curriculum3
TCH-ED 436Special Methods of Teaching Social Science in Middle and High Schools3
TCH-ED 438Culturally Responsive Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners3
TCH-ED 463Literacy Intervention across the Disciplines3
Block 4
TCH-ED 437Student Teaching in High School9
TCH-ED 496Seminar - Social Science3
Total Credits54
General Electives6

Students interested in a writing intensive experience or going deeper into learning about educational foundations may be interested in the following optional elective: Advanced Foundations (TCH-ED 408WI)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Total Credit Hours: 120


Graduation Requirements for Secondary Education

  • Completion of at least 120 semester credit hours including all course work listed (Individual certification programs may require more than 120 semester credit hours.)
  • Completion of the RooWriter
  • Successful completion of all Missouri state certification requirements/exams

Tools for Planning and Fulfilling Academic Requirements

UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, semester by semester plans that lead a student to complete all degree requirements within four years.  Plans include benchmarks and critical courses by term that assist a student’s evaluation of progress and major “fit”.  In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor for this major.

UMKC’s Degree Audit System provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education Core, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” plans of study.  This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.

UMKC’s Transfer Guides provide detailed guidance on recommended transfer coursework, plans of study, transfer timelines, and transfer contact information. To ensure a seamless transfer experience, students are encouraged to work with both their community college advisor and a UMKC advisor when planning their coursework.