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 or administrator.

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. The MoCA must be attempted prior to student teaching (some programs require that it be passed prior to student teaching).

Missouri Performance Assessment (MoPTA)

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


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