A Provisional Certificate allows you to be enrolled in a teacher preparation program at a Missouri institution and hired by a Missouri school district under a provisional/academic contract
Requirements to obtain a Provisional Certificate:
- Must be employed in a Missouri public school or accredited private school
- Must be within 12 hours of completing a traditional teacher preparation program or enrolled in a state-approved alternative program at a Missouri college or university
- Must complete the following:
Once the application has been approved, the provisional certificate is valid for 2 years and is non-renewable. However, in extenuating circumstances, an extension can be requested through DESE.
To request an extension:
Submit an Extension Application through DESE profile.
Email the Professional Education Services Certification office at email@example.com. The email must contain name, M#, and reason for the extension request.
The MSU Certification office will send DESE an updated transcript showing what the student has completed from their original plan of study with a letter from the college or university outlining what the student has left to complete and acknowledging support for the extension.