Missouri State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology Licensure
State Department Missouri Board of Healing Arts
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/speech.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Evidence of a passing score on the PRAXIS Examination in Audiology, 170;Jurisprudence exam (within the application - open book) pass:75% No First Steps Modules required
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Deaf/Hearing Impaired B-12 Certification
State Department Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Foundations for Teaching (Minimum requirement of twelve (12) semester hours); Teaching Methods (Minimum requirement of twenty-eight (28) semester hours)
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Clinical Experiences: Minimum requirement of ten (10) semester hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (0282) pass: 170
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood (Birth-3rd Grade)
State Department Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/teachers.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A minimum requirement of forty-eight (48) semester hours. The lists following the major areas of professional studies are to be regarded as areas of study and/or content and not necessarily as course titles: A. Foundations of Teaching (Minimum requirement of six (6) semester hours) B. Child Development (Minimum requirement of nine (9) semester hours) C. Teaching the Young Child (Minimum requirement of twenty-one (21) semester hours) D. Home-School-Community Relations (Minimum requirement of six (6) semester hours) E. Program Management (Minimum requirement of six (6) semester hours) and F. Pre-Student Teaching (Minimum requirement of ninety (90) contact hours
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student Teaching will require a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours spent with two (2) different age levels (infant/toddler, pre-K/Kindergarten, primary K-3). Each of the two (2) student teaching experiences requires a minimum of five (5) semester hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: Education of Young Children pass: 16
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative or Innovative route: An individual with a Bachelor's degree in a content area (such as mathematics or English) returns to a college of education for a program of study that may enable him to take courses and teach simultaneously. The teacher works under a two-year, provisional certificate and usually completes about 30 semester hours. When the college program is completed and the exit test passed, the college recommends and the individual receives an initial certificate. Some of these programs are offered via distance learning, some programs offer a master's degree plus certification and some offer only the certification.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Special Education
State Department Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/teachers.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS (Minimum requirement of fifty-seven (57) hours): The lists following the major areas of professional requirements are to be regarded as areas of study and/or content and not necessarily as course titles. A. Foundations of Teaching (Minimum requirement of six (6) semester hours) B. Child Development (Minimum requirement of nine (9) semester hours) C. Teaching the Young Child (Minimum requirement of twenty-one (21) semester hours) D. Home-School-Community Relations (Minimum requirement of six (6) semester hours) E. Teaching Young Children with Disabilities (Minimum requirement of fifteen (15) semester hours F. Pre-Student Teaching (Minimum requirement of ninety (90) contact hours. A minimum of fifteen (15) contact hours equals one (1) semester hour)
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student Teaching will require a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours spent with two (2) different age levels (infant/toddler, pre-K/Kindergarten, primary K-3). Each of the two (2) student teaching experiences requires a minimum of five (5) semester hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood pass 166
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative or Innovative route: An individual with a Bachelor's degree in a content area (such as mathematics or English) returns to a college of education for a program of study that may enable him to take courses and teach simultaneously. The teacher works under a two-year, provisional certificate and usually completes about 30 semester hours. When the college program is completed and the exit test passed, the college recommends and the individual receives an initial certificate. Some of these programs are offered via distance learning, some programs offer a master's degree plus certification and some offer only the certification.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage & Family Therapist
State Department Missouri Committee of Marital & Family Therapists
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/marital.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 45 SEMESTER HOUR OR 60 QUARTER HOUR master's DEGREE IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY OR AN EQUIVALENT GRADUATE COURSE OF STUDY IN A MENTAL HEALTH DISCIPLINE FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION  COURSE WORK MUST BE GRADUATE LEVEL WITH GRADUATE CREDIT AWARDED IN EACH OF CORE AREAS . POST GRADUATE COURSE WORK IS ACCEPTABLE FROM ACCREDITED POST DEGREE INSTITUTES Theoretical Foundations of MFT 3 semester hours Practice of MFT 12 semester hours Human Development & Family Studies 6 semester hours; Ethics & Prof Studies (content must focus on MFT ethics) 3 semester hours; Research Methodology 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours Diagnosis 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours; Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy 6 semester hours or 10 quarter hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy (no specific scores provided).

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Missouri Division of Professional Registration
State Department Hyperlink http://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN); Currently, the NCLEX uses a 95% confidence interval to make pass/fail decisions. In order to achieve a confidence interval greater than 95%, the exam would be substantially longer and more costly for candidates. Weighing the costs and benefits, NCSBN made the policy decision that NCLEX will be scored using the 95% confidence interval.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy Licensure
State Department Missouri Division of Professional Registration
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/octherapy.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450); state jurisprudence exam pass:?
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy Licensuree
State Department Missouri Division of Professional Registration
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/physicaltherapists.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) pass: 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Clinical Psychology License
State Department Missouri Committee of Psychologists under Missouri Division of Professional Registration
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/psychologists.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The program shall include a supervised practicum, internship, field, or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology. 1500 hours in no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology EPPP pass: 500 Oral exam required (pass/fail) as well as written jurisprudence exam.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Student Services Certificate - School PsychologistNationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
State Department Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a planned program of practicum experiences and supervised internship designed to achieve these competencies as part of an approved graduate degree program in school psychology.The planned program must include a supervised internship equivalent to one (1) academic year, or a minimum of 1,200 hours, with at least half of the internship completed in an educational setting.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II (0401) pass: 157

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State Department Missouri Committee for Social Workers
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C requires Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (Graduate degree required); Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
State Department Hyperlink http://pr.mo.gov/speech.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Master's or doctoral degree from an ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited program or other accrediting agency approved by the Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. II. PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS (Minimum requirement of eighteen (18) semester hours): A. Foundations of Teaching: 1. Foundations of Education; 2. Child Psychology or Child Growth and Development; 3. Adolescent Psychology; 4. Counseling Techniques; 5. School Organization and Management; and 6. Psychology and/or Education of the Exceptional Child (including the Gifted). III. SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS (Minimum requirement of sixty (60) semester hours): A. Basic Communication Processes (Minimum requirement of twelve (12) semester hours): 1. Anatomic and Physiologic Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing (two (2) semester hours); 2. Physical Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing (two (2) semester hours); 3. Linguistic and Psychological Variables related to normal development and use of Speech, Language, and Hearing (two (2) semester hours); and 4. Electives from 1, 2, and 3 above (six (6) semester hours); B. Professional Course Content in Speech Pathology (Minimum requirement of thirty-six (36) semester hours): 1. Language Disorders (six (6) semester hours); 2. Audiology, Speech Science or related minor fields (six (6) semester hours); 3. Linguistics (two (2) semester hours); 4. Teaching of Reading (two (2) semester hours); and 5. Electives in Speech Pathology and Supplementary Areas (twenty (20) semester hours);
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Clinical Practicum (three hundred (300) total clock hours amounting to twelve (12) semester hours)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Evidence of a passing score on the PRAXIS Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, 600 ; Jurisprudence exam (within the application - open book) pass:75%
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired; Will allow a provisional license issued by State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts (while working toward CCCs)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Speech and Language Pathologist certificate issued by the State Board of Education OR License issued by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education: Blind and Partially Sighted
State Department Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/teachers
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Minimum requirement of ten (10) semester hours 1. *Field experiences in a regular classroom prior to student teaching? 2. Practicum, directed teaching and clinical experience (eight (8) semester hours) in: a. Teaching blind and partially sighted students? b. Interpretation of individualized intelligence tests, formal and informal diagnostic procedures, and in prescriptive instruction? and c. Practical application of behavior management techniques.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II 0282 Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments pass: 170
Additional requirements specific to Part C? For Part C: Special Instructor - Blind / Partially Sighted; Requires First Steps Module 1 of 4 before being hired