Missouri’s New Certification Law

Last year, legislators passed the new certification law in hopes of cutting into Missouri’s teacher shortfall. Now nearly a year later, the new program is booming with success, but creating a controversy along the way.

There are currently more than 700 people who are learning about Missouri’s new teaching certification process. The state will now certify anyone with a bachelor’s degree who can pass teaching and subject area exams, as well as complete 60 contact hours in the classroom.

As far as how long it takes for the certification process, each individual is unique, but you could be teaching within eight to nine months of the program.

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