DESE Superintendent (Grades K-12) Certification

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The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for superintendent certification at the completion of Education Specialist degree program if you have met all state requirements and passed the Superintendent’s Exam. 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.