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Educator Quality

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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. 
Contact Information:
Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner
Stephanie Berndt, Executive Assistant
Phone: 573-751-2931
Fax: 573-522-6526
Mailing Address:
Office of Educator Quality
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Street Address:
3rd Floor, Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101