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Northwest Missouri State University


MEGA: Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments

Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) is a suite of assessments students are required to take before becoming an educator in Missouri. Below are explanations of assessments currently included in MEGA and mandated by DESE.

Updates on MEGA Assessments

Missouri vs. Other States

Here is a brief table outlining when these assessments need to be completed by teacher candidates.  For more information on the MEGA suite of assessments and which assessments need to be completed by candidates in the administrator or counselor programs, please use the links to the left.

Teacher Candidate MEGA Required for Admittance Required Prior to Student Teaching
(Beginning Fall 2017)
Completed During Student Teaching
MEP X
MoGEA X
Missouri Content Assessments X
MoPTA X
MEES X