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Secondary School Certification Preparation (Grades 9-12), M.A.

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The Lindenwood University Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The initial teacher education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Students who enroll in the School of Education may select one of two pathways to completion of the program:

  • Successful completion of the Lindenwood University teacher education program qualifies the student for recommendation for teaching certification, issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MoDESE).
  • Those students who desire to work in an educational field but do not desire teaching certification may pursue the Master of Arts in Education degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior
  • Educational Research
  • Conceptualization of Education
  • Conceptualization of Education for Beginning Teachers
  • Curriculum Analysis and Design
  • Master's Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The student has been accepted to the graduate program at Lindenwood University indicating they have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The student has completed nine hours of education coursework from the School of Education.
  • The student has passed the criminal background clearance(s) required by Lindenwood University and the school district(s) in which the teacher candidate is seeking placement.
  • The student has taken the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) and developed a professional growth plan with his/her advisor.
  • Tuition Fee

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      8150 USD/year
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      8150 USD/year
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    Living costs for Saint Charles

    • 800 - 1300 USD/month
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