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.