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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Short Name: 
Elementary and Secondary Education
Abbreviation: 
DESE

Missouri Improving Educator Preparation Programs

Missouri educator preparation programs are improving their systems for preparing classroom teachers and school leaders. The State Board of Education approved certification areas for 40 Missouri four-year colleges and universities today. Preparation programs and PK-12 are now focused on the same research-based practices, as outlined through the standards and quality indicators. This focus means improved preparation, resulting in better teaching and more learning for students.

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