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Upgrade

  • If you have completed the required courses and tests on your DESE-approved Plan of Study and have taught on a Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC) for a minimum of two years, please complete the online Upgrade Professional application.  Submit original transcripts showing completion of required coursework to Educator Certification, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO  65102.  We are unable to accept faxed, scanned, emailed or photocopies of transcripts.  Please be sure your social security number or educator ID number is listed on all transcripts.  Transcript become the property of the department and cannot be returned.
  • If you are adding an additional teaching area of certification to your current teaching certificate, please complete the online Upgrade Professional application.  Submit original transcripts showing the completion of required coursework to Educator Certification, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO  65102.  We are unable to accept faxed, scanned, emailed or photocopies of transcripts.  Please be sure your social security number or educator ID number is listed on all transcripts.  Transcripts become the property of the department and cannot be returned.

TO LOG INTO YOUR ONLINE EDUCATOR PROFILE

To access your certification account (online profile) you must first log into DESE Web Applications with a userid and password, and then choose the Educator Certification System link located on the User Applications page.  Your certification account (online profile) provides access to each of the following:

  • Apply for a certificate
  • Print out a certificate
  • View a certificate or pending application
  • View assessment scores
  • Check for the receipt of transcripts
  • Check fingerprint/background status

Please Note:  If you have not logged in to your certification account (online profile) in over 12 months, please contact the Office of Data System Management at webappsloginassistance@dese.mo.gov or 573-522-3207.