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About Us

Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Educator Quality is responsible for evaluating educator preparation programs offered by Missouri’s higher education institutions. The Office of Educator Quality also issues certificates to all educators who work in the state’s school systems, as well as assisting with the review of certificate-holders who are charged with misconduct.  This office is responsible for development of innovative professional development programs for educators (teachers and administrators) at the state level.  It also assists in the development of teacher, principal and administrator standards, as well as development of evaluation models for school personnel.

Contact Information

Paul Katnik

Assistant Commissioner

Tammy Allee

Executive Assistant

Email: EducatorQuality@dese.mo.gov

Phone: 573-751-2931

Fax: 573-526-3580

Mailing Address:

Office of Educator Quality

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Street Address:

3rd Floor, Jefferson Building

205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101