Educator Preparation

Educator Preparation

EPP Accreditation

The Missouri State Board of Education voted to accredit all 42 Missouri Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) for the 2024-25 Academic Year. The State Board’s decision is recognition of the commitment that faculty and staff in those institutions have to the children of Missouri. DESE’s recommendation that all EPPs be accredited was based upon data generated by the Annual Performance Reports for Educator Preparation Programs (APR-EPP). More information about the APR-EPP can be found here.

State Testing Transition to ETS

After July 1, 2024, tests required for certification will be provided by ETS instead of Pearson. Information about that transition can be found here. July 1, 2024 is the first day on which ETS exams may be taken and used for certification in Missouri. ETS Exams taken before this date may not be used for Missouri certification. 

You can register for Praxis exams here.

Becoming an Educator
Educator Preparation Information
Click here to find information about becoming an educator in Missouri
Click here to find information about Educator Preparation
(memos, webinars, MoSPE standards, Code of State Regulations, etc.)


  • Dr. Daryl Fridley, Coordinator
  • Erin Morris, Director/Title II State Coordinator
  • Marcia Patridge, Administrative Assistant
Mailing Address
Educator Preparation
c/o Office of Educator Quality
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0480