Skip to main content

Search Bar Icon Close Menu

Next steps to obtaining your initial certificate with the State of Missouri

DESE Teacher certification completion 

Here is a quick-reference checklist for completion of the certification process through the State of Missouri. Students must follow these steps before Columbia College can recommend them for an Initial Teaching Certificate. 

Refer to this "application status" information sheet for clarification on what the status phrases mean.

DESE Principal certification completion

Here's a quick-reference checklist for completion of the certification process through the State of Missouri. Students must follow these steps before Columbia College can recommend them for their Initial Principal Certificate.

DESE Special Reading certification completion

Here's a quick-reference checklist for completion of the certification process through the State of Missouri. Students must follow these steps before Columbia College can recommend them for their Special Reading add-on certificate.

DESE Gifted certification completion

Here's a quick-reference checklist for completion of the certification process through the State of Missouri. Students must follow these steps before applying for the Gifted add-on certificate. This certificate does not require a recommendation from Columbia College. 

+

Apply now