Through what pathway do WGU students license in Missouri?
What basic skills exam should I pass?
Students licensing in Missouri, whether direct or via reciprocity, should take the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) basic skills exam. Passing a MoGEA basic skills exam satisfies the WGU basic skills exam requirement.
What should I do if I have passed a MoGEA basic skills exam but am licensing through reciprocity?
Passing a MoGEA basic skills exam satisfies the WGU basic skills exam requirement. Since Utah does not require a basic skills exam for teacher licensure, you do not need to pass another basic skills exam.
If I am licensing via the reciprocity pathway, do I still need to take Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) for Missouri licensure?
If you license through the Utah reciprocity pathway you need to pass Utah's required Praxis exams. If you are in an initial science program (BASC9, PBSC9*, or MATSC9*), MSEDL, or ENDEDL, you need to pass the required MEGA exam.
If I am in a Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (5-9), or Bachelor of Arts in Science (5-9) program, and I am licensing via the direct pathway, what content exams should I take?
Students licensing via the direct pathway will take the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) for Missouri licensure. For a summary of the exams required for licensure, please see the graphic below and also be sure to visit the "Certification and Exam Requirements" student handbook article for your program and licensure pathway.
Who do I contact with further questions?
If you have questions about exams or licensing requirements, contact Licensure at email@example.com.
If you have questions about your pathway to licensure, contact Teacher Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*As of 8/1/2017, WGU is no longer enrolling students in the MATSC9 or PBSC9 programs.
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