MEGA Assessments for Education Programs

MEGA (Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments) are required by DESE ( Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) for all students pursuing certification as a teacher, counselor, administrator or Library Media Specialist.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed an FAQ document for students and parents. You can download this document by clicking the link below.

View the FAQ Document for Students and Parents

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Students who meet certain criteria are eligible for a partial fee waiver when registering for the MEGA Assessments. For more information, visit the MEGA Fee Waiver website.

Missouri Content Assessments (MoCA)

All students seeking teacher, student services or administrative certifications must earn a passing score on the appropriate content assessment. This test replaces the current Praxis II exam.

Missouri Performance Assessment (MoPTA)

The Missouri Performance Assessment is the culminating experience is required for all Teacher, Counselor, Principal or School Librarian candidates and will be completed during the student teaching/Internship semester.


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