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 Study.com'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.
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. Study.com has self-paced online courses for many of the MEGA content tests, including: