Career Pathways for
the Teaching Profession

Essential Components for Funded/Approved Programs


Teacher Qualifications:

  • Hold a Professional Teaching License, grades 9-12, in any area or a K-12 certificate
  • Have minimum of five years teaching experience
  • If the program provides for concurrent enrollment in a postsecondary institution, meet requirements set by the Missouri Department of Higher Education or
  • National Board Certification, Master’s degree, or service as a mentor in a structured DESE-approved mentoring program is strongly suggested.

Professional Development:

  • Attend two program-specific trainings (initially a minimum of 2.5 days)
  • Annually attend state or nationally sponsored professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to collaborative efforts
  • Participate in program-related professional organization(s) such as Missouri Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences (MoEFACS), Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education (MoACTE), Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA), Missouri National Education Association (MNEA)