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Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA)

  • New Social Science 9-12 MoCA effective 8/26/2019

Missouri General Education Assessment (MOGEA) - Undergraduates only OR American College Testing (ACT)


MOGEA:  Requires students to demonstrate basic general education competencies prior to being formally admitted to the teacher education program at Lindenwood University.  Test Format: Computer-based at test centers

Cost: $49 for all four subtests, or $25 for a single subtest. Additional fees may apply. Candidates may only register for the four-subtest option one time. 

MoGEA Cut Scores: 220 for all subtests.


ACT: Students can submit ACT scores in lieu of MOGEA if the scores meet the following requirements.

Composite: 20    Math: 19:    Reading: 21

Missouri Content Assessment (MOCA) - Undergraduates and Graduates


Purpose: Requires students to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of specific content they will be teaching.

When: Students should take this assessment and pass all sections one year prior to student teaching.

Test Format: Computer-based at test centers.

Cost: $77-$165 (based on what test is being taken)

MOCA Cut Scores: All tests and sections must be passed with a 220 or higher.

Check the MEGA Assessment portion of the DESE website for the most up-to-date information on testing.

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St. Charles, MO 63301