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UCM's Testing Services, in Humphreys 216, offers the MoGEA.  

Contact Testing Services or Central's Office of Accessibility Services for information about special testing accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities.

The Learning Center helps Central students prepare for standardized tests, including MoGEA. 

UCM's Office of Clinical Services and Certification provides administration, guidance, and supervision to students who want to enter the teacher education program, obtain certification as an educator, and complete student teaching.




As Kirkpatrick Library's Education Librarian, I work with all departments in the College of Education.  Students sometimes ask for information about required tests for educators, such as the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). Missouri requirements for entry into educator preparation programs and for certification have changed substantially in the last couple of years and continue to evolve.  The assessments are part of the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) program.  

Information for prospective educators and for certification requirements for both paraprofessionals and professionals is available on this page.  Be sure to consult the sites listed below for complete, up-to-date information.

Barbara Wales
Education Librarian


Assessments for teacher education and certification in Missouri

Blueprint for graduation (UCM's website on student teaching and certification)

DESE certification site (DESE is Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.)

Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments