MO Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions - Reciprocity Pathway


Note: Students in Missouri are required to obtain a Colorado School Principal license prior to applying for certification in Missouri.

Step 1: Apply for your Colorado School Principal license.


Step 2: Once you have your Colorado license, apply for your Missouri Administrator certification based on holding an out-of-state license as described on the Missouri DESE web site.


Step 3: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college where you completed coursework applicable to the endorsement sought. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.


Step 4: Compile all of the application documents:

1. Official transcripts 
2. A copy of your content exam score report, if applicable 
3. A photocopy of your Colorado teaching certificate


Step 5: Mail all of these materials together in one packet to:


Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educator Certification Office
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480



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