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.

Information regarding the MEGA Assessments can be found on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website. 

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).