The American board can help you change careers and become a teacher in Missouri. In May 2008, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed alternative teacher certification legislation approving the American Board as a route to full teacher licensure. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) fully recognizes the American Board certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires candidates to have a 2.5 GPA. For more information on the GPA requirement contact DESE before enrolling.
Why Choose the American Board?
The American Board offers a flexible, affordable route to earn your Missouri teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
Over 2,000 people from Missouri have selected the American Board as their route to certification. An American Board physics teacher from the St. Louis area was recently featured in the New York Times. Meet more career changers who chose the American Board like Patrick McDonald.
With the American Board, you can earn your Missouri teacher certification in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program. We provide a variety of resources to help prepare you for exams including online workshops, practice tests, and support from our advising team. The American Board costs $1995 for initial preparation and testing. Compare this to the estimated $5,000-7,000 cost and 2 years of coursework required of the other option in Missouri.
The American Board is now a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) approved vendor in Missouri. Please check with your local career center to see if you are eligible for reimbursement by the WIA program.
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To learn more or enroll, choose the certification area licensed by Missouri.
** The grade levels below reflect Missouri licenses issued after completing an American Board 6-12 certification program..