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).
The Paraprofessional Assessment is for individuals seeking to be employed as teaching assistants residing in Title I schools.
Missouri Content Assessment
(Beginning on September 25, 2017 both Building Level Administrator (058) and Superintendent (059) will be offered on a continuous testing schedule.)
(Registration Window Opens July 26, 2017) Missouri Performance Assessments
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