The Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) are a part of the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE) Standard 2 – Design and Assessment. MEGA has three objectives in identifying the right educators, evincing knowledge of content, and demonstrating a positive impact on student growth. Students will be required to complete any new assessments that are implemented during the course of their certification program as required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) has replaced C-BASE as the general education examination for entry into the Teacher Education Program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students who are pursuing teacher certification will take MoGEA in the same semester as EDUC 201 Professional Growth and Folio Development I (second semester of the sophomore year or first semester of enrollment for students transferring with a class rank of junior or higher). For information on Missouri Baptist University’s passing scores for 2017-2018 see the following document: MoGEA Information 2018-2019. For information on preparing for the MoGEA click here.
The Missouri Content Assessments (MoCA) replaced the Praxis and SLS Series assessments in Missouri as the content area exams for all areas of certification beginning September 1, 2014.
MBU has a limited number of vouchers available for Missouri Content Assessments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Eligibility is dependent on financial need as demonstrated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The primary EFC information listed on your Student Aid Report (SAR) must be zero (0). Fax completed Missouri Content Assessment Voucher forms to Kathleen Wendt at 314.744.7656.
The performance assessments for certification are changing effective 9/1/2018. For more information go to https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-preparation/mo-performance-assessments.