Missouri: College and Career Policies

Missouri has standards in Health/Physical Education.

Missouri updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Missouri requires 11 additional credits for graduation.

Missouri requires 3 credits of math to graduate.

Administrators must create a professional development plan that includes 30 contact hours.

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Missouri has not adopted any professional development standards.

The Missouri State Board of Education shall adopt an assessment system.

State Board of Education. Initially passed by legislature, gives power to LBE to require evaluations and gives power to Department to develop a model system. SBE ultimately approves evaluation system. In 2013, the model evaluation system for educators was adopted in over 100 school districts. It includes that evaluation processes are formative in nature and lead to continuous improvement; are aligned to standards that reflect excellence; build a culture of informing practice and promoting learning; and are multiple, balanced measurements that are fair and ethical. Districts are encouraged to collectively establish basic beliefs that serve as the foundation of their local evaluation process.

Missouri requires 3 credits of science to graduate.

Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System has been designed and created by many of the state’s educators to improve practice in order to create environments where students can accelerate learning and experience academic success.

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The Missouri State Board of Education adopt guidelines and requirements for teacher licensure.

As listed in 5 CSR 20-400.150 Application for Certificate of License to Teach, applicants for a Missouri teaching certificate must hold a bachelor's degree, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and earn a passing score on the state certification examination.

Missouri requires 3 credits of social studies to graduate.

The Missouri State Board of Education sets procedures for approval of teacher preparation programs.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Before you are accepted into a Missouri educator preparation program, you must pass the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (CBASE). This examination assesses your knowledge and aptitude in five areas: writing, mathematics, language arts, social studies and science. You must achieve a score of at least 235 on each section of the CBASE to pass. Missouri requires all educators to pass the content area/subject area examination pertaining to the area in which they wish to become certified to teach.

Requirements for teacher certification vary depending on date of renewal.

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Missouri requires 4 credits of English to graduate.

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