Overview of Missouri Testing Requirements
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.
ETS is offering several additional tests in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced throughout the testing year. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. For tests available in both formats (paper and computer), the computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests have different test codes.
- Art: Content Knowledge (5134) — February 2013
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Business Education: Content Knowledge (5101) — December 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- Family and Consumer Sciences (5121) — December 2012
- General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) — September 2012
- Library Media Specialist (5311) — February 2013
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
- Professional School Counselor (5421) — February 2013
- Speech-Language Pathology (5330) — December 2012
Who Must Take the Tests?
Prior to entering a teacher education program at your college or university, you may be required to take the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (CBASE) test of general knowledge.
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