The state of Missouri is making many changes to both the teacher education program requirements and evaluation of certified teachers. Because of these changes, the information is open to change. Please use this as a general guide to our program requirements. It is a very good practice to check with a Teacher Education advisor every semester as you plan enrollment. It is also wise to contact the Teacher Education program at the university to which you plan to transfer. They can advise you about specific requirements for entry into their programs.
We strive at Crowder to provide you the best preparation opportunity. Although some particular requirements may change, writing and research skills are being stressed, so it would be to your advantage to take courses that will help you strengthen those skills. At the university, your GPA will be calculated several ways. They will look specifically at your education courses, your general education courses, and courses in an academic emphasis area or certification area. Therefore, you must be aware of grades in all subjects. Many schools are looking at 3.0 GPA in each of the areas mentioned.
Teacher Education Majors and College Advisors/Instructors;
As a future teacher in the state of Missouri there are many things you will need to accomplish as you progress through your college career. I would like to share information about two of them.
For both of these items you can go to www.mo.nesinc.com website and register to take the exam and profile. Crowder College-Neosho is one site you can choose to take the exam (there are many others throughout the state) but the profile can be done on your own computer. Please note the study questions and strategies on the website, this can help you get the scores you need the first time!
I have also attached a FAQ sheet for you to look over and print off.
Best wishes as you continue your road to Teaching!