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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.


Professional Learning Series Additional Training Opportunities

Professional Learning Series 2016

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Trainings with Fine Arts Integration                   

Missouri Learning Standards K-12 Expectations Workshop – Monday, November 7, 2016

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is offering a workshop designed to deepen participant’s understanding of the new expectations in English language arts, fine arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Each workshop explores implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment as Missouri educators transition to the new expectations. Each workshop is free and designed for school and/or teacher leaders with the expectation that participants will share this information with other Missouri educators.

Because of the high interest in our Summer Professional Learning Series, this workshop is a repeat of our summer series and our traveling professional development workshops. Click here for the K-12 workshop registration.  

Participants may register for one content area. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

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

ELA – Debbie Jameson at [email protected]
ELA – Lisa Scroggs at [email protected]
Fine Arts - Tom Tobias at
[email protected]
Math - Jeremy Ellis at [email protected]
Science - John Kitchens at [email protected]
Social Studies - Dixie Grupe at [email protected] 


2015 National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state.  Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds.


College Prep Certificates

The Department 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 Jackie Wieberg at (573) 751-4234 if you have additional questions.