Overview of Missouri Testing Requirements
Special Alert — Important Information
Beginning September 1, 2014, candidates cannot take the Praxis® tests for Missouri educator certification. All candidates must pass the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) for admission to and completion of educator certification programs in Missouri. For more information, please go to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.
How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in Missouri, all candidates must:
Access more information on several routes to educator licensure in Missouri, including details on the traditional route, alternative or innovative route, temporary authorization route, out-of-state certified route, American Board of Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) route and doctoral route.
If you test in Missouri, your score report will be sent automatically to the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. If you test outside of Missouri, select the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (state code 7625) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Prior to entering an educator preparation program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA).
In Missouri, you must also take the appropriate Praxis II® tests for each area of certification you seek.
- About the Praxis® Tests
- The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs