Admittance to the Missouri Western Teacher Education Department

  1. ACT Composite score of 20 or higher. If not:
    1. Missouri General Education Assessment (MOGEA) passing scores in all 4 sub-tests. (Requirement suspended if the teacher candidate currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree.)
      Reading 202
      Writing 193
      Math 180
      Science/Social Studies 188
  2. Overall GPA of 2.75 or greater maintained through graduation and GPA of 3.0 in Content Area and Teacher Education.
  3. Completion of EDU 202 Introduction to Education and EDU 203 Experience in Teaching I with a “C” or higher.
  4. Pre-major and/or major declaration form on file for Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education.

Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments– Assessment requirements for certification by the state of Missouri.

  1. Missouri General Education Assessment (MOGEA) demonstrates general education competencies prior to Admission to an Education Program.
  2. Missouri Content Area Assessment (MOCA) demonstrates the specific level of knowledge in the chosen content area. This is taken prior to student teaching.

Further information on Assessments can be located on the MWSU Testing Center website.