Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA)

Missouri Educator Profile (MEP)

Test Fee $22: The Missouri Educator Profile is an assessment designed to measure a person’s work styles as they relate to “effective educators” in Missouri. This required assessment is completed before or immediately after being accepted into an educator preparation program. Students complete the MEP online and receive a score report that compares their work styles to effective educators working in their selected grade levels. This score report is reviewed by the student and shared with their School for Education advisor. The final three pages give the student and advisor an opportunity to develop an improvement plan. Students have the option to take the MEP again at the conclusion of their program to demonstrate their growth.  For more information and to register click here

Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)

Test Fee $49: The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) replaced the CollegeBASE in September 2013. This computer-based assessment includes subtests in English, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. This test is typically taken during the second year of the educator preparation program. Students must pass all five subtests before they can be formally admitted to the School for Education program. Candidates who successfully passed all sections of their CollegeBASE assessment may use those scores until December 31, 2016. Additional fees may be charged by testing sites. For more information and to register click here

Missouri Content Assessments (MoCA)

Test Fees Range from $77 to $165: This series of exit exams must be passed by candidates for all areas of certification they are seeking. These computer-based assessments are aligned with state and national standards. Candidates typically take these assessments toward the end of the third year in the program. Park University School for Education requires the passage of the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment(s) prior to directed teaching. The Missouri Content Assessments replaced the Praxis II Content Assessments in September 2014. Candidates who have passed the Praxis II Content Assessment on or before August 31, 2014, will be allowed to use their score until December 31, 2016. They must have completed their preparation program by December 31, 2016, as well. For more information and to register click here

Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MOPTA)

Test Fee $275: The Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) is required for certification by the state of Missouri for candidates seeking teaching certification and is aligned with Missouri's Teacher Standards and Quality Indicators (PDF). Taken during your clinical experience, MoPTA assesses your instructional capability prior to receiving a license.

It is designed to:

  • develop more effective teachers in the classroom
  • identify your strengths and areas for improvement of practice
  • contribute to your development plan for professional growth

The assessment contains four tasks requiring written commentary and submission of required documentation, called artifacts. Task 1 is formative in nature. Tasks 2, 3 and 4 are summative. If you are taking MoPTA-V, a video of the student teaching experience is required as one of the components for Task 4.

Complete tasks by entering a written response and uploading artifacts via an online submission system, you will:

  • enter a written response to each task
  • link the required documents and artifacts to the written response
  • upload the required video (MoPTA-V only)
  • edit, save, delete and change responses up until submission

Tasks must be submitted on or before each task submission deadline.

To find more information and to register for the MoPTA click here

Missouri School Leader Performance Assessment (MOSLPA)

Test Fee $275: Aligned with Missouri's School Leader Standards and Quality Indicators (PDF), the Missouri School Leader Performance Assessment (MoSLPA) assesses your capability as an instructional leader.

It is designed to:

  • develop more effective school leaders
  • identify your strengths and areas for improvement of practice
  • emphasize your role in the area of instructional practice for the improvement of student learning

The assessment contains three tasks requiring written commentary and submission of required documentation, called artifacts. A video of you facilitating a collaborative team during your internship experience is required as one of the components for Task 3.

Complete tasks by entering a written response and uploading artifacts via an online submission system. Within the online system, you will:

  • enter a written response to each task
  • link the required documents and artifacts to the written response
  • upload the required video
  • edit, save, delete and change responses up until submission

You must submit tasks on or before the task submission deadline.

To find more information and to register for the MoSLPA click here.