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The curriculum services section provides professional services related to the development and implementation of improved curricula in the schools of the state. The unit engages in a broad range of activities including: the preparation and dissemination of curricular materials; in-service training for professional staff members in curriculum development and in specific subject areas; and consultative assistance in solving instructional problems. Consultants provide services upon request in the areas of citizenship education, health and physical education, fine arts, reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and library/media. Particular emphasis is placed on assisting schools in aligning curriculum with the Show-Me Standards and the development of written curriculum guides required by the Missouri School Improvement Program and the Outstanding Schools Act.





Revised 2020 Summer Professional Learning Series Workshops

These series of workshops are free of cost to participants and registrations are first come, first served. Educator teams and/or individuals are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited. Participants will receive notification of acceptance status when registration is received. 

For more information, contact Curriculum in the Office of College and Career Readiness at 573-522-4003

2020-21 Content Meetings

DESE’s Office of College and Career Readiness has scheduled free professional development opportunities for Missouri K-12 educators in the arts, English language arts, health/physical education, math, science and social studies. 

Registration Links 

Sign up for 2020-21 Content Meetings

For more content area specific information about the workshops contact the following:

ELA – Debbie Jameson 
ELA – Lisa Scroggs 
Fine Arts - Roger Kelley 

Missouri Helathy Schools - Laura Beckmann 
Health and Physical Education - Sean Nevills
Math - Chip Sharp
Science - Kristen McKinney 
Social Studies - Dixie Grupe

College Prep Certificates

DESE will no longer produce College Prep Certificates for dissemination. The change is a result of the expectation that all students will be “College and Career Ready,” and that the standards for successful entry into the workplace are the same as those required for successful entrance into a college or university. In addition, graduation requirements now closely reflect the credit standards that had been required for the certificate.  Districts may continue to offer such recognitions locally if desired.

Please contact the Office of Quality Schools at 573-751-4234 if you have additional questions. 

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