Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Missouri

Become a Teacher in Missouri

Missouri teaching license

If you are passionate about helping others learn, earning a teaching license is an excellent way to apply your skills. Our online university allows you to complete your teaching degree and prepare for your Missouri teaching certification.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Missouri, you must meet all of Missouri's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program, and possession of a teaching certificate from the home state of the program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing scores on the Praxis II context exams required by the state in which the teacher preparation program is approved.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in Missouri, please check the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Web site
(573) 751-0051 or (573) 751-3847
webreplyteachcert@dese.mo.gov

Request Info Apply Now

You’re using an unsupported version of your browser..

You’ll still have full access to the site, but some functionality may be lost. For the best wgu.edu experience, upgrade your browser by following the links below.

×