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Northwest Missouri State University

Professional Education Assessment Fee

In spring of 2007, a decision was made to transition in the fall of 2007 to the Teacher Work Sample (TWS) as a means of demonstrating competency based mastery of the 9 MoSPE Teacher Standards. Standards will be collected by class assignments housed in the TK20 Assessment System. TK20  is the assessment system which will collect all assessment data for educator candidates in order to track and verify competency attainment for certification (licensure).

Due to resource constraints and increased costly activities and assessments within the Professional Education Unit, it was decided to assess a student fee to partially cover these costs.  See the list of classes and charges below.  The collection and the expenditure of the fees does not necessarily equate to the class as a direct expense but rather covers costs all through the preparation program.  This fee will cover but is not limited to the following items:

  • 1 copy per student of the Professional Education Handbook
  • Transportation Costs for Practicum courses and Diversity trips
  • Student Teaching Seminar Guest Speakers’ Stipends and/or Expenses
  • Teacher Work Sample and Student Teaching Seminar associated expenses
  • ACT, C-BASE, and PRAXIS II Preparation Materials
  • ID Badges for Horace Mann
  • Cover cost of increased field experiences

Classes in which this fee will be charged include: 

Secondary Education

Course Course Fee
Practicum I (61-260/61-262/22-260) $25
Practicum II (61-360/61-362/22-360) $25
School and Society (61-461) $25
Student Teaching $25


Elementary Education   

Course Course Fee
Observation and Activity in the Elem Sch (62-211) $25
School and Society (61-461) $25
Elementary School Social Studies (62-410) $25
Student Teaching $25