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Northwest Missouri State University


Applying for Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) for Teaching - Missouri

The State of Missouri has an on-line application system. You will be able to access your certificate electronically and print your own teaching certificate. You should complete this application in your final trimester prior to graduation. More detailed instructions will be emailed to you in your final trimester.

You may complete your profile and application by choosing “DESE Web Applications” at the DESE Homepage or at DESE Educator Certification. As you complete your on‑line profile and application, you will take the following steps: