Missouri Teacher Certification (MEGA)

Jan 02, 2019

Those seeking to teach or attend an undergraduate teaching program in Missouri must pass MEGA tests to illustrate their competencies. Read on to learn about the MEGA requirements you'll need to meet in order to ultimately obtain state certification.

MEGA Undergraduate Teaching Program Requirements

Students applying for undergraduate teaching schools in Missouri must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). Each school sets its own passing score for the MoGEA, so students should check their schools' requirements before taking the exam. MoGEA measures a test-taker's skills in math, writing, science, social studies, and reading comprehension. To review MoGEA content and prepare for subtests, explore's MoGEA prep courses in Mathematics and Writing.

MEGA Teacher Certification Requirements

To earn a state teaching license and certification in their field, educators must both complete a MEGA pre-service assessment during their undergraduate clinical work, and pass MEGA content exams appropriate for their specialization.


The Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) is a four-section examination of an educator's hands-on teaching skills. Students complete the MoPTA during their student teaching. It comprises written responses, supporting materials and, if allowed in their teaching district, a video demonstration of their work in the classroom.

Content Tests

MEGA content tests are required for new teachers to earn certification in more than 40 different disciplines. They cover specialties within early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary school education; special education; student services; and administration. Licensed teachers may also take MEGA content tests to earn certifications in additional areas. has self-paced online courses for many of the MEGA content tests, including:

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