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Find out how and where you can change education in Missouri, and build a sustainable, fulfilling career while you give back to your community.
In short, Missouri needs more educators, from teaching assistants to classroom teachers. That demand will continue to increase: Teaching positions will grow by 7 to 8 percent in the coming decade. (3)
What does that mean for you? If you’re passionate about education and community work, there are big opportunities to make an impact in Missouri.
Teaching in a shortage area not only means you can deepen your impact—you’ll also be starting a career with strong job security and plenty of options.
If you’re curious about teaching, but not sure if it’s right for you, we have good news: You don’t have to commit right away! There are a lot of ways you can gain education experience and get a sense of the work before you pursue a teaching certificate.
If you’re curious about teaching, but not sure if it’s right for you, we have good news: You don’t have to commit right away!
There are a lot of ways you can gain education experience and get a sense of the work before you pursue a teaching certificate. For example, you can consider:
What do these jobs look like? In the next section, we’ll go over a few classroom roles and what to expect.
Once you’re ready to start applying for education jobs, we recommend visiting the DESE Missouri Teaching Jobs page. There, you’ll find links to job boards for teaching jobs and student support positions throughout the state.
If you’re wondering about the requirements to become a teacher in Missouri, you’ve come to the right place.
To become a Missouri teacher, you’ll need to complete a few steps. Here’s the short version (12):
Becoming a teacher in Missouri can sound like a lot—but that’s where TEACH Missouri comes in! We’re here for you every step of the way, from choosing the right program to completing your applications to preparing for certification tests.
Visit our About Certification page for a full explanation and (free!) downloadable PDF that covers the certification process from start to finish.