The Teacher Education (TE) Professional Program is the final two years of a student’s teacher certification program. Students who have been admitted to UMKC as a pre-education major and have completed all general education and pre-professional coursework are ready to apply to the TE Professional Program. If these requirements are uncertain and/or unmet, applicants will need to meet with an academic advisor prior to applying.

Am I eligible for the TE Professional Program?

The criteria for eligibility are:

UMKC MoGEA Cut Scores for August 31, 2015 – Present

Test# Sub-test Name UMKC Cut Score
066 Reading Comprehension & Interpretation 220
067 Writing 220
068 Mathematics 220
069 Science & Social Studies 220

MoGEA cut scores (minimum passing scores) are subject to change based on standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation programs.

  • Passing scores on the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for all Middle School, Secondary and K-12 students. *Note: Early Childhood, Elementary, and K-12 Foreign Language applicants are waived form the MoCA admission requirement, but will be required to pass the MoCA for the degree.

Submission Process

Submit the Teacher Education Intent Form on or before the end of the Fall semester. This form is to notify faculty and Student Services which students plan to submit their full application materials in March. After you complete the form, you will receive an e-mail via your UMKC email address with further instructions.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to participate in an interview with Teacher Education faculty. You will be notified in March to setup an interview with the Teacher Education program.

Meet with your advisor to determine your eligibility for the program. In order to set up an appointment with your advisor, you can use Connect or contact the Student Services Front desk at (816) 235-2761.