Doctoral Route (Initial Certificate) (MO)

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Doctoral Route (Initial Certificate) (MO)

Description
Individuals with a doctorate degree in a content area may be issued an initial certificate by passing the appropriate designated assessment test. Individuals entering via the doctoral route are not eligible to advance to the career certificate but may renew the initial certificate as often as needed.
Certificate Valid for 4 years
Ph.D. Required.
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Missouri
Contact Name: Educator Certification
Contact Phone: 573-751-0051
Contact Email: certification@dese.mo.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/routes-certification

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.5

Notes
Ph.D. Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Course needed: Doctorate degree in Content Language

Notes:
Pedagogical Training Exam: Standards-Based Performance Assessment (website under development)

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.machs.mo.gov

Renewal: Renewable

Notes:
Background check fee: $44.80

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
DESE will only grant a teaching certificate through doctorate for areas of Middle School (5-9) and Secondary (9-12) education. The certification areas offered are limited to the post graduate major area and must be a subject area for which there is a Missouri teaching certificate.

It is highly recommended that you contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) before registering for a test to make sure your degree qualifies you for the rule.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:39:50 PM


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