Educator Preparation Information

General Information 

Grants and Awards

  • 2024 Missouri DEWEY Awards - These awards provide an opportunity for 2-year institutions and certification-recommending institutions to receive financial support for innovative initiatives to recruit and retain teacher candidates. You can view a list of the 2023 winners here.

EPP Quality Assurance

  • Annual Performance Report and Fall Data Collection - Comprehensive Guides, submission templates, and data Resources
  • Title II - Title II Homepage, Timeline, Instruction Manual, and Sample Data Collection Worksheet
  • National Accreditation - Information related to Missouri's relationship with national accreditors, the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Expectations of Missouri Educator Preparation Programs and Certification Candidates

Educator Candidate Assessment

State Advisory Groups Related to Educator Preparation

  • Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation (MABEP)
    • The Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation (MABEP) advises the State Board of Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and foster meaningful and substantial collaboration and transparency among all stakeholders in the interest of improving the quality of teacher preparation in Missouri.
  • Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators (MACCE)
    • The Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators is composed of 25 members to be appointed by the State Board of Education upon recommendation of the commissioner of education.  Of the 25 members, at least 15 must be active public school classroom teachers.

Educator Preparation Certification Program Changes

Teacher Workforce