To enter the education program, you will need to meet requirements on courses and hours completed for admittance into the program.

Criteria for Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program

  • 42 course hours completed 
  • One of the following:
    • Composite/Superscore of 20 or higher on the ACT exam
    • Composite score of 1040 or higher on the SAT exam
    • Score of 220 or higher on the Paraprofessional exam 
    • Passing scores on all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)
      • Reading - 202
      • Writing - 193
      • Math - 200
      • Science/Social Studies - 204 
    • Have a previous four-year degree from an accredited college/university. 
  • The following course requirements met:
    • A grade of C or above in CF/PY120 The Child (Elementary, Early, and Exceptional) or PY222 Development of the Adolescent (Middle and Secondary)  
    • A grade of B or above in ED280 Introduction to Education as a Profession or ME222 Principles of Teaching Music  
  • International Students must also meet the following requirements: 
    • C1 (CEFR) level 
    • IELTS Academic minimum score of 7.0 or TOEFL iBT minimum score of 95 
    • *Note: This policy is for non-United States citizens who are not native English speakers. Students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from English proficiency verification.  


Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program

Please allow 5 to 7 business days to process applications.

TPP Application

TPP Application Appeals Form

Missouri General Education Assessment Notes 

Register for the Test Online 

Alternative testing arrangements/accomodations can be made.

Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Certification/Background Check
(573) 651-5932
Field Experiences
(573) 651-2411
Scully 301
Mailing Address
Educator Preparation
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701