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Assessments for Teacher Education & Certification in MO

The following links provide information regarding Missouri's required assessments for all candidates enrolled in a Missouri educator preparation program, as well as educators applying for additional areas of certification.

PLEASE NOTE: Missouri discontinued its use of the Praxis II content assessment on September 1, 2014.  Individuals who passed a Praxis II content assessment prior to September 1, 2014, and who wish to apply for certification must submit an application by December 31, 2016.  Individuals submitting an application after December 31, 2016, will be required to submit a passing score on the designated Missouri Content Assessment (MCA).

DESE receives all official score reports directly from the testing company. You may verify the schedule of Score Report Dates at the following website: Score Reporting Dates