Overview of Missouri Testing Requirements

With the exception of School Psychologist certification, candidates cannot take the Praxis tests for Missouri educator certification.

  • The School Psychologist certification requires the passage of the Praxis School Psychologist examination.
  • All other 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 and/or add-on certification

For initial certification in Missouri, all candidates must:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree
  • Complete an approved educator preparation program
  • Pass the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA)

To add on certification in Missouri, educators must:

  • Hold a Missouri professional teaching certificate
  • Pass the approved Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA)

School Psychologist

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved the Praxis School Psychologist test for state certification as a School Psychologist. See the test requirements page for additional information.

Get more information on the Routes to Missouri Educator Certification.

Candidates are required to have passed the CollegeBASE and/or Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) before formal admittance to an educator preparation program at a college and/or university.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about educator licensure in Missouri on the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education website.

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