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Bullying

Concerns/Complaints about a school?

Educator Certification: 573-751-0051 or certification@dese.mo.gov

  • Teacher Certification; Substitute Teacher Certification; fingerprints and background checks

Data System Management: 573-522-3207 or dsm@dese.mo.gov

  • Web Applications and password reset; MOSIS; Core Data; MCDS Portal

Early Learning: 573-522-8762 or earlylearning@dese.mo.gov

Food and Nutrition Services: 573-751-3526 or foodandnutritionservices@dese.mo.gov

High School Equivalency (GED): 573-751-3504 or hse@dese.mo.gov

  • GED Certificates; HiSET Certificates; Testing information

Media Requests

Retirement - Teacher, Public School and Education Employee Retirement System: 573-634-5290

School Finance: 573-751-0357 or finadmgov@dese.mo.gov

  • Education calendar; school funding, transportation

Special Education: 573-751-5739 or specialeducation@dese.mo.gov

Special Education Compliance - IEPs: 573-751-0699 or secompliance@dese.mo.gov

Student Discipline Issues

Transcripts or High School Diplomas

Customer Service Representative: 573-751-3469 or email us here