Missouri - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

The State Department of Education ensures that the programs are assessed by the adopted 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.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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