Out-Of-Country Certified Route (MO)

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Out-Of-Country Certified Route (MO)

Out-of-country applicants with a valid teaching certificate can be granted a comparable Initial or Career level certificate depending on years of teaching experience.
Certificate Valid for 4 years
Employment: Not Required

The following states may accept this route:
Case by Case

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

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

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program


No English Language Proficiency requirements.

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

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=missouri

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

Renewal: Renewable

Background check fee: $44.80
Transcript evaluation: The analysis must be translated into English and include the following: specific course titles, credit hours earned, letter grades received, the cumulative grade point average, and a statement verifying the completed program’s equivalency to a United States degree.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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