Renew a Teaching Certificate in MO
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How do I renew a teaching certificate in MO?
One semester hour equals 15 contact hours of professional development. This chart shows required professional development hours.
What state requirements does a teacher in Missouri need to meet for recertification?
To renew a Professional Certification, a teacher must have 15 contact hours of professional development per year. To reactive an expired certificate, a teacher must complete 24 contact hours in addition to the annual requirement.
A Temporary Certification (1 year) requires 9 college credits annually.
Teachers in MO can use online semester graduate credit courses for salary schedule.
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How do I contact the MO Department of Education?
Contact the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.