Teacher Certification in Journalism

State certification to teach journalism in grades 9-12 in Missouri requires 30 credits beyond the professional sequence in secondary education, which must include a teaching methods course in journalism.

Certification Requirements
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
JOU 202Reporting for the Media3
JOU 303Media Law and Ethics3
JOU 308Copy Editing3
JOU 314Selected Topics in Journalism3
Select fifteen additional credit hours in Journalism electives from the following:15
Introduction to Digital Photography
Journalism Lab: Newspaper Production
Journalism Lab: Yearbook / Magazine Production
Web Content and Design
Advanced Media Reporting
Journalism Lab: Newspaper Management
Journalism Lab: Yearbook Management
Selected Topics in Journalism
Internship in Journalism
Publication Design
Public Relations Writing
Language Awareness
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Composition Theory
Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools