Teacher Education

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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.
“I feel as though every day that I am at Crowder is further confirmation that I am where I belong.  I know from my instructors that I am cared for and hearing the Vice President of the college say that he thinks of the students here and what he can do to benefit us just adds to that feeling even more.” Sheri Case, Sophomore – Teacher Education Major For degree requirements please refer to our course catalog.

Transferring to a University

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri State University

Pittsburg State University

Testing Requirements for AAT

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. You must complete an entry assessment in an educator preparation program (according to Missouri State Statute 168.400). This can be a 20 on the National ACT exam (or super score) or passing MoGEA scores. If taking MoGEA please register at: www.mo.nesinc.com and if taking exam at Crowder please register at: Crowder Testing. ACT Testing is at: actstudent.org Please note the study questions and strategies on the website, this can help you get the scores you need the first time! Best wishes as you continue your road to Teaching! Mrs. Gilligan

Passing MoGEA scores:

Sub-Test Passing Score
Reading Comprehension 186
Writing 167
Mathematics 183
Science and Social Studies 183

OR ACT of 20 or higher (National Exam and a super score is allowed if the exam has been taken multiple times. Super score is taking the highest sub test scores and averaging).

MoGEA must be taken one month prior to graduation date.