Educator Certification


In Missouri, there are two classifications of teachers.


Career Education Teachers


Teachers are certified in various areas of early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, and special education.  Certification is based upon completion of an approved teacher education program.


Career Education teachers are certified to work in Career-Technical Centers and programs such as nursing, automotive, occupational family and consumer science, and trade/industrial fields. Certification is based on occupational work experience.

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The Educator Certification System located within DESE Web Applications provides users with access to each of the following:

Educator Certification System Help Guide

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