Education and Teaching

Become a teacher and make a difference.

Teachers play an integral role in the intellectual and social development of children. They determine future prospects of students while providing the tools and environment for students to develop into responsible adults.

As a teacher, you'll be a facilitator who:

  • Uses classroom presentations or individual instruction to help students learn
  • Plans, evaluates, and assigns lessons
  • Prepares, administers, and grades tests
  • Listens to oral presentations
  • Maintains classroom discipline
  • Observe and evaluate a student's performance and potential
  • Grades papers and prepares report cards
  • Meets with parents and school staff to discuss a student's academic progress and any individual concerns

Program highlights

  • Our teacher education program leads to an Associate in Arts Teaching (A.A.T.) Degree that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor's in Education. The A.A.T. is a state-wide approved program and, when completed in its entirety, meets the requirements for the first two years of an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree.
  • Our program includes introductory and mid-preparation courses to help you become a professional educator in pre-K-12 settings.
  • You'll also get field experience to observe and learn in a pre-K-12 classroom before transferring to a four-year institution.
  • All 皇冠体育 Education courses are offered either through 皇冠体育 Online or through a Hybrid/virtual format with limited required live Zoom meetings.


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has created the following reports to show shortages in areas and recruitment and retention:

Median salary for K-12 teachers in the Kansas City, Missouri is $48,000 (2022)

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information and employment outlook.

Career pathways for Teachers by Education Level in Kansas City

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Student Loan Forgiveness for Missouri Teachers

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Transfer recognition

Our degree is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and transfers to almost every four-year school of education in the state. View the 皇冠体育 education course transfer equivalent chart, indicating how all 皇冠体育 Education classes transfer to most of our partner institutions.

Check with your transfer school and your 皇冠体育 academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.

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