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Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments

What Tests Do I Need to Take?

Candidates Seeking Entry into an Educator Preparation Program

As of September 2013, candidates seeking entry into a Missouri educator preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA).

The MoGEA is composed of four subtests:

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

Candidates Entering an Educator Preparation Program

As of September 2013, candidates in Missouri educator preparation programs are required to complete the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP). The MEP is an assessment of work style preferences used to support the development of effective educator work habits. It is not being used for admission into a program. There are no right or wrong answers, so it is important to answer the questions honestly.

Your results are presented in a Development Report so that you can better understand how your current work habits compare to those of effective educators and what you can do to develop your work habits further. You are encouraged to review the results with your advisor and to create a plan for your professional development.

You are required to complete the MEP upon entry into a Missouri educator program (traditional and alternative programs). Although it is not a state requirement, some preparation programs may instruct you to also complete the MEP immediately preceding your last field and/or clinical experience.

Candidates Seeking a Paraprofessional Position

As of September 2013, candidates with fewer than 60 semester hours and seeking a Paraprofessional position to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must achieve a passing score on the Paraprofessional test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals.

Candidates Seeking Educator Certification

Beginning September 2014, candidates seeking educator certification in Missouri are required to achieve a passing score on the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment(s). Effective August 31, 2014, the Praxis II series will no longer be used for Missouri educator certification candidates.

For information on which tests to take, please refer to the Certification Requirements link opens a PDF document.

For more information regarding Missouri educator certification requirements, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education link opens in a new window.