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All candidates seeking initial certification must meet Missouri state requirements.

Contact the School of Education Certification Officer to assist with questions about applying for certification.

Applying for Missouri Certification with DESE

Follow the steps below for:

  • All Teacher certification areas
  • Special Reading K-12
  • Library Media K-12
  1. Initial Professional Certificate (Teacher)
  2. Log into your account
  3. Click EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
  4. Applications > Initial Professional
  5. Answer the Professional Conduct Questions
  6. Be sure to choose LU in the drop down
  7. Click SUBMIT TO INSTITUTION
  8. Click Ok (click this only once) - Your application has been submitted!

 


Follow the steps below to apply for:

  • School Counselor K-12
  • School Psychological Examiner K-12
  1. Initial Student Services Certificate
  2. Log into your account
  3. Click EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
  4. Applications > Initial Student Services
  5. Answer the Professional Conduct Questions
  6. Be sure to choose LU in the drop down
  7. Click SUBMIT TO INSTITUTION
  8. Click Ok (click this only once) - Your application has been submitted!

 


Follow the steps below to apply for:

  • Principal K-12
  • Superintendent K-12
  • Special Education Director K-12
  1. Initial Administrator Certificate
  2. Log into your account
  3. Click EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
  4. Applications > Initial Administrative
  5. Answer the Professional Conduct Questions
  6. Be sure to choose LU in the drop down
  7. Click SUBMIT TO INSTITUTION
  8. Click Ok (click this only once) - Your application has been submitted!

 

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Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301