Teacher Certification in Journalism

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

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 104Introduction to Digital Photography3
JOU 202Reporting for the Media3
JOU 308Copy Editing3
JOU 403Media Law and Ethics3
ENG 365Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools3
Select twelve additional credit hours in Journalism electives from the following:12
Strategic Communication Writing
Language Awareness
Advanced Composition
Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools
Journalism Practicum: Newspaper Production
Journalism Practicum: Yearbook Production
Journalism Practicum: Broadcast Production
Publication Design
Journalism Practicum: Newspaper Management
Journalism Practicum: Yearbook Management
Selected Topics in Journalism
In-Depth/Investigative Reporting
Web Content and Design