DESE Middle School Principal (Grades 5-9) Certification

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If you have been granted initial principal certification, the College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for additional endorsement for middle school administration certification when you have completed additional courses for the middle school program. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor. Applicant must initiate the certification process by completing their individual profile on the DESE website. UMSL is then notified to send the recommendation and transcripts.