Educator Dispositions at Mizzou

The teacher education program at MU works with preservice teachers to prepare them for the dispositions necessary to realize the MU College of Education strategic plan and satisfy the college’s vision for the responsibilities of professional educators.

The Mizzou Education Disposition Manual can be found here. It describes the processes used to assess and provide formative feedback to develop and enhance MU’s preservice teachers.

Educator Dispositions Assessment Training Video:

Mizzou uses the Educator Dispositions Assessment (EDA). The nine dispositions that are addressed by the EDA are:

  1. Demonstrates effective oral communication skills
  2. Demonstrates effective written communication skills
  3. Demonstrates professionalism
  4. Demonstrates positive and enthusiastic attitude
  5. Demonstrates preparedness in teaching and learning
  6. Exhibits an appreciation and value for cultural and academic diversity
  7. Collaborates effectively with stakeholders
  8. Demonstrates self-regulated learner behaviors/takes initiative
  9. Exhibits the social and emotional intelligence to promote personal and educational goals/stability

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Key Assessments

As part of the College’s continuous improvement efforts to support student success and program improvement, key assessments will be used as a formative measure to help delineate how students are performing in relation to specific curriculum standards and expectations at a particular point in their program. These assessments are course-embedded assignments developed across multiple courses. Students will receive more detailed information about these assignments from their respective course instructors. 

A chart showing key assessments

Key Assessment Canvas Site Resources:


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Standardized Test Admission Requirements for Phase II Progression

All candidates admitted into Phase II must meet the freshmen admission requirements to the University of Missouri (see MU Admissions Requirements for more information), which includes a qualifying ACT score. For external transfer candidates, the candidate must submit the ACT score (or SAT) and the following GPA requirements must be met:

  • Freshman Classification: 2.600 or higher
  • Sophomore Classification: 2.700 or higher
  • Junior Classification: 2.750 or higher
  • Senior Classification: 2.750 or higher

Candidates can appeal and submit appropriate materials if they do not meet the satisfactory entrance score. Within the appeal, candidates can provide other test scores, exam credits, GPA from similar coursework, or proof of accommodations. The Teacher Preparation Review Committee will review the materials and determine if the entrance requirement can be waived.

Standardized Test Admission Requirements FAQs

  • What does the above policy mean?
    • There are two options for meeting the standardized testing option for progression into Phase II.
      • Option 1: You meet the freshman admission requirements
      • Option 2: If you are a transfer student, you must submit your ACT or SAT score (or have already taken the MoGEA and scored 220+ on each subtest) and meet the GPA requirement above.
  • How do I meet Freshmen admission criteria if I am a transfer student?
    • The College of Education is required to have a testing score on file for every student admitted to Phase II. Because MU Freshmen admission requires a test score, we have the score information needed for students who were admitted to MU as Freshmen.
    • Because transfer admission does not require a testing score, we may or may not have an ACT or SAT score on file for you. You can review your academic profile to see if MU has a testing score for you.
    • If you completed the ACT, SAT, or MoGEA and MU does NOT have your score on file, please submit your score report to the College of Education.
  • I was charged student fees for a MoGEA voucher. Will I get a refund?
    • The College of Education is communicating with Pearson regarding this question. We believe Pearson will be able to refund unused and not expired MoGEA vouchers. The refunds will be processed by the Cashier’s Office.
    • At this time we are waiting for additional clarification from Pearson regarding vouchers that have been used (i.e. a registration has been made), but the exam date has not occurred (e.g., an exam two weeks from today). More information to come.
  • I am a transfer student, does that mean that I still need to take the MoGEA?
    • Maybe. If you are in a position where you are working towards completion of an AAT degree from a different institution, please check directly with that institution with regards to their policy for awarding the AAT. If this situation does not apply to you, then please see question #2 above for how to confirm the College of Education has a test score on file for you. If the College of Education has a test score on file, then you do not need to take the MoGEA.