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Educator Preparation and Certification: Educator Preparation Program Requirements


The Missouri State Board of Education requires that candidates seeking entry into undergraduate professional education programs in Missouri colleges and universities pass the Missouri General Education Assesssment (MoGEA). In 2013, MoGEA replaced the College BASE (CBASE) test.

MoGEA is composed of four subtests:

  • Reading Comprehension and Interpretation
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Writing

Read more about MoGEA here

Contact UCM's Learning Commons for information on preparing for the MoGEA 

Missouri Educator Profile (MEP)

Candidates in Missouri educator preparation programs are required to complete the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP). The MEP is an assessment of workstyle preferences and is not used for admission into the program. Results are used to compare an individual's work habits to those of effective educators. Students are encouraged to review results with their advisors and to create a plan for their professional development.

Students must complete the MEP upon entry into a Missouri educator program. Although it is not a state requirement, some programs may ask students to complete the MEP immediately preceding the last field and/or clinical experience.