Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Educator Quality serves all educators by:
- Setting standards and requirements in the development of pre-service educators and accrediting educator preparation programs in Missouri.
- Issuing educator certificates to all educators who work in the state’s school systems, as well as assisting with the review of certificate-holders who are charged with misconduct.
- Assisting with the development of model teacher, leader, librarian, counselor standards, as well as developing evaluation models for school personnel.
- Delivering educator development programs for practicing educators (teachers and administrators) at the state level.
Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner
Stephanie Berndt, Executive Assistant
Office of Educator Quality
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
3rd Floor, Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101