Missouri State Advisory

Missouri State Advisory: 

 

Through what pathway do WGU students license in Missouri?

  • Students in the 201709 catalog version of BAISK8 and BASP, students in BAELED, students in the 201708 catalog version of BAMA9, students in 201709 and 201805 catalog versions of BASC9, students in BSSEMG, and students in the MSEDL and ENDEDL programs will license directly in Missouri.
  • Students in BAISK8 and BASP catalog versions prior to 201709, students in BAMA9 catalog versions prior to 201708, students in BASC9 catalog versions prior to 201709, and students in all other programs except students in PBSC9 and MATSC9 programs, will license through reciprocity with Utah.
  • Students in PBSC9* and MATSC9* programs will license via reciprocity with Washington.
  • Students in MSEDL who completed practica at both the elementary and secondary levels will license via reciprocity with Colorado. 

 

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.

 

MO Exam Changes Table.pngGraphic showing Required Exam(s), by program, for Missouri. 

Who do I contact with further questions?

If you have questions about exams or licensing requirements, contact Licensure at licensure@wgu.edu.

If you have questions about your pathway to licensure, contact Teacher Success at teachersuccess@wgu.edu.


*As of 8/1/2017, WGU is no longer enrolling students in the MATSC9 or PBSC9 programs.

 

 

9/2018

 

Article Number: 28366