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Licensing requirements for substitute teachers vary by state. Below you will find descriptions of license types available in each state, along with outside links to the MO Department of Education. Please note that all license applications need to be submitted directly to the appropriate licensing organization.

Missouri Substitute Requirements

To apply for a license as a Substitute in Missouri you will need to create an account and apply online with the Missouri Department of Education. You will then be able to chose one of the following categories of license depending on your background and experience.

  • Online Substitute Certificate Application
  • Original Copies of All Transcripts
  • Fingerprint & Background Check

Contact the Missouri Department of Education

Phone: 573-751-0051


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