Skip to Main Content Skip to bottom Skip to Chat, Email, Text

missouri

Continuing Education for Missouri Educators

missouri

Continuing Education for Missouri Educators

Keep your knowledge on the cutting edge

Bring the best learning tools to your school and your students. We offer a variety of continuing education courses online that fit your busy schedule. Discover new ways to solve everyday problems and find fresh strategies and techniques to elevate the classroom experience.

The Missouri Department of Education (MO DOE) does not provide formal review of continuing education course work

Candidates who enroll in the remaining coursework below in order to apply those credits towards the MO DOE endorsement and/or licensure renewal requirements and should confirm with their state education agency and/or school district that the course will meet their state specific requirements.

Temporary Authorization Certificates and Endorsements

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on curriculum development and instructional strategies for K-12 educators. Participants examine the history of curriculum development, the role of curriculum in education, and the alignment of curriculum to state and national standards.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological, legal, and curricular foundations of education. The evolution of education, the role of cultural diversity in education, curriculum and assessment, education standards, and issues and trends in education are explored. Participants analyze educational philosophies and develop a personal educational philosophy.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to survey the history, philosophy, and general principles of career and technical education (CTE). Participants share ideas and resources as they learn to analyze current trends and meet challenges within the field. Using effective instructional methods in the CTE classroom, identifying resources for CTE programs and educators, overseeing student organizations, mobilizing stakeholders, and promoting CTE are also emphasized.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the pedagogy and methodology that can be used to enhance learning across content areas at the secondary level. The components of instructional planning, as well as current trends and issues in education, are examined. Participants develop and evaluate standards-based instruction, lesson delivery techniques, and assessment strategies aligned to 21st century skills.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides participants with the knowledge of research and standards-based pedagogical instructional practice that facilitates learning in the secondary mathematics classroom. Participants explore diversity and equity, mathematics standards and curriculum, and technology integration, as critical components of planning for and implementing mathematics instruction and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to prepare participants to teach science at the secondary school level. To meet this objective, participants explore the instructional methods in science content areas in middle level and high school settings. Participants identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that affect the science classroom.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods and strategies of teaching social studies in middle school and high school settings. Participants identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional and assessment theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that are found in various social studies courses.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on curriculum development and instructional strategies for K-12 educators. Participants examine the history of curriculum development, the role of curriculum in education, and the alignment of curriculum to state and national standards.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the research, theories, and concepts related to early childhood growth and development. Participants examine the physical, motor, cognitive, language, literacy, social and emotional development of diverse children from birth through age eight. Family and cultural influences on early childhood growth and development are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores the range of issues that affect human development from birth through age 18. The focus of the course is on defining the various stages of child/adolescent growth and development and how they impact instructional practice and decisions in a K-12 environment. The influence of emotional, intellectual, psychological, social, and cultural factors on student learning are discussed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,620

In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of teaching methods used in the K-12 special education classroom, with an emphasis on teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities. Participants examine effective pedagogical practices, multi-tiered systems of supports, positive behavior supports, and the importance of collaboration. Accommodations and modifications for exceptional learners, assistive technology, and critical skills such as study skills, applied academics, and career development and transitions are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia. An additional focus is on differentiated instruction with an emphasis on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Interest inventories, English language learner screening, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, and spelling and writing assessment tools are also addressed. 

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes content and process standards and pedagogical instruction that enhance learning in P-8 mathematics. Participants explore teaching mathematics through research-based practices, problem-solving, and developmentally effective instructional strategies. Participants also examine assessment techniques, technology tools, instructional leadership, diverse learning needs, and materials management.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge of standards-based pedagogical instructional practices to facilitate and enhance learning for students who struggle with mathematics. Participants examine diagnostic information on mathematics difficulties and strategies for systematic intervention and remediation. The assessment and evaluation of progress and meeting diverse learning needs is also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides educators with a foundational awareness and understanding of best practices for teaching reading and writing to English language learners. Language acquisition and literacy development as it relates to teaching reading and writing is explored. Participants create reading and writing instruction and assessment for integration across the curriculum.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia. An additional focus is on differentiated instruction with an emphasis on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Interest inventories, English language learner screening, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, and spelling and writing assessment tools are also addressed. 

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course introduces K-12 educators to the nature, structure, and acquisition of language. Participants study the first and second language acquisition process, the cultural implication of language and classroom instruction, and the integration of theory and practices including assessment and phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Participants apply linguistic theory through instructional methods to support the English language learner.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores cross-cultural communication and global awareness in multicultural K-12 education. Participants learn and apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural and global education with particular attention to English language learners. Instructional strategies, diversity, and technology as related to cross-cultural communication are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model. Instructional techniques for teaching students of limited English proficiency, including instruction in the English language and development of the student's mastery of the language skills of reading, writing, and listening/speaking, differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, integration and use of English language standards, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to introduce participants to the history, laws, and theories of education for English language learners. Participants identify effective instructional models and teaching practices appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Participants also develop content area lesson plans and assessments, including appropriate materials, technology tools, and resources for English language learners. Cultural diversity, language acquisition, differentiated instruction, and TESOL program models are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides K-12 educators with a foundational understanding of assessment practices for English language learners. Participants examine the relationship between instruction and assessment, assessment techniques, progress reporting, content-area testing, and program interventions. Communication principles and the role of parents as related to assessment are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Smiling enrollment representative

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.