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Missouri Department of Higher Education
Last Updated: 2015 Legislative Session

ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Missouri law states that public high schools, in cooperation with Missouri public community colleges and public or private four-year colleges and universities, may offer postsecondary course options to high school students. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the primary purpose of offering dual credit courses is to deliver high-quality college experiences to high-performing high school students. The department has established policy guidelines only for dual credit courses offered in high schools by high school teachers. These courses must duplicate the identical course offerings delivered on campus to matriculated students, and the high school instructors must meet the requirements for faculty teaching in institutions of higher education. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for dual credit courses if they have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, receive a recommendation by the high school principal or his or her official designee, and meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses as those required of on-campus students. Under special circumstances, freshmen and sophomores may take dual credit courses but must score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT and obtain a recommendation from a high school counselor and the college academic department official. (Last updated 2008)

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

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ADULT LEARNERS

In Missouri, the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services, located in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, oversees the adult education program for the state. This office supports over 40 programs statewide that provide adult basic education including preparation for GED testing, English language, adult literacy, veterans? education, and vocational rehabilitation programs. State statute (Mo. Rev. Stat. 171.091) allows school boards to offer and fund adult education programs using district monies. These adult basic education programs are required to provide English language services for nonnative speakers who need assistance in learning English. Statute (Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.227) requires that these English language services include family and home-based curriculum and programs designed to improve the English language skills of all family members. By 2014, the Missouri State Board of Education is required by statute (Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.005) to create a reverse transfer policy such that students attending a four year institution with enough credits to receive an associate?s degree can leave school and still receive at least an associate?s degree. (Last updated 2013).

Adult Basic Education/Literacy

Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.227 - Adult Basic Education English Language Services

Adult Learners, Financial Assistance

Mo. Rev. Stat. 178.850 - District to Provide College Courses, Per Capita Cost to be Determined, Tuition Charges

Adult Learners, Funding

Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.223 - Grants from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to Local School Districts, Preferences, Discrimination Prohibited
Mo. Rev. Stat. 171.091 - Board May Provide Adult Classes Out of Certain Funds
Mo. Rev. Stat. 178.850 - District to Provide College Courses, Per Capita Cost to be Determined, Tuition Charges

Governance of Adult Education

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1205 - Ownership or Membership Interest in Entities, Not Deemed Governmental or Quasi-governmental Bodies

Military/Veterans Education

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.900 - Combat Veteran Defined - Tuition Limit for Combat Veterans, Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.948 - Student of Higher Education Called to Active Military Service - Option for Refund or Incomplete Grade - Requirements - Rules and Regulations, Promulgation, Procedure

Reverse Transfer/Transfer Back

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.005 - Department of Higher Education Created - Agencies, Divisions, Transferred to Department - Coordinating Board, Appointment Qualifications, Terms, Compensation, Duties, Advisory Committee, Members
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

In 1997 the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (MBCHE), the State Board of Education. And the University of Missouri Board of Curators came together to create a PreK-16 Coalition charged with creating a seamless education system and raising expectations and performance levels of all students from kindergarten through the baccalaureate degree. The state board of Education is currently considering changes to highschool graduation requirements that will increase the number of core units in each core subject. As a result, high scholl graduation requirements will be more slighned with college preparation. Like many other states, Missouri state statutes encourage public high schools, in cooperation with public community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, to offer academic and vocational postsecondary course options to high school students for both secondary and college credit. The MCBHE has established a statewide general education policy which requires state colleges and universities to design and offer a general education program that includes a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit that meet specified academic skills and knowledge areas. While institutions have flexibility in deigning the stucture and content of specific courses, all programs are required to be aligned with statewide goals and illustrative competencies. Institutions may require transfer students to complete general education and other institutional requirements in addition to the 42 semester-hour block of credit only when these additional requirements are also required of native students. While the Associate of Arts is designed as the statewide general studies transfer degree, MCBHE policy encourages both two-year and four-year institutions to develop voluntary supplemental articulation agreements for the Associate of Science and the Associate of Applied Science degrees. (FY 2003)

Comprehensive Initiative

Mo. Rev. Stat. 160.254 - General Assembly Joint Committee on Education Created - Appointment -Meetings - Chairman - Quorum - Duties - Expenses
Mo. Rev. Stat. 162.208 - Internet Web Sites, Required Postings
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.005 - Department of Higher Education Created - Agencies, Divisions, Transferred to Department - Coordinating Board, Appointment Qualifications, Terms, Compensation, Duties, Advisory Committee, Members
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.040 - Reports to Governor and General Assembly, Contents
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) has approved a revised statewide Coordinated Plan, "Imperatives for Change: Building a Higher Education System for the 21st Century." The Coordinated Plan, approved in July, 2008, was developed through extensive collaboration with Missouri's higher education institutions and other interested stakeholders, and outlines a public agenda for higher education in the state. In addition, in June, 2008, the CBHE approved the final report of Missouri's Higher Education Funding (HEF) Task Force, which will outline a new framework for annual appropriations requests on behalf of public institutions in the state. Together, these initiatives will inform a redesigned annual report intended to spotlight strengths and identify areas for improvement in the state's system of higher education, as well as to assist ongoing strategic planning. Though Missouri has a long history of postsecondary accountability reporting, the new report will link published performance measures to commonly agreed goals and objectives and will include information on additional performance measures chosen and reported on by the state's public institutions. The report will be an area of focus for MDHE staff throughout the 2008-09 academic year, and will leverage several available data sources, including the state's unit-record data collected from public postsecondary institutions, IPEDS and other nationally-recognized data sources, and additional information to be provided by the state's colleges and universities. MDHE staff will also work closely with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to leverage developing unit-record data collected from the state's public K-12 sector, in order to ensure that all sectors of the state's educational system are equipped for informed decision-making regarding student preparation and success. (Last updated 2008)
Mo. Rev. Stat. 160.405 - Proposed Charter, How Submitted, Requirements, Submission to State Board, Powers and Duties -- Approval, Revocation, Termination -- Definitions -- Lease Of Public School Facilities, When -- Unlawful Reprisal, Defined, Prohibited

Development of Improved Information Systems

Mo. Rev. Stat. 162.208 - Internet Web Sites, Required Postings
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1004 - Rulemaking Authority

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Mo. Rev. Stat. 160.522 - School Accountability Report Card for Each School District, Purpose - standard form, Contents - Distribution of Report Card Information

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1006 - Establishment of Performance Measures

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.750 - Annual Reporting of Performance of Graduates, Furnishing of Report-Procedure-Data Included
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Direct outreach services are provided to urban and rural schools, students, and communities throughout Missouri. Outreach and early awareness activities include field trips, parent education workshops, college visits, tutoring, character and career development mentoring, test preparation training, and teacher professional development. The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative provides funding for information and services about college-related programs and services for secondary schools and college scholarships for eligible GEAR UP participants. As specified by the US Department of Education, GEAR UP targets low-income and underrepresented students and provides an annual assessment of student information, participation, and academic progress. The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) has a web site that offers information about a variety of college-related topics for K-12 students, including preparing for college, financial aid, postsecondary institutions throughout the state, test preparation and deadlines, and application forms. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant / Reviewed by Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, FY 2003)

Community Outreach

Mo. Rev. Stat. 167.278 - Chief School Officers to Provide Information on Postsecondary Financial Assistance
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.206 - Missouri Youth Challenge Academy Authorized, Purpose - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.207 - Missouri Youth Challenge Foundation Fund Created, Use of Moneys

Dropout Prevention

Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.206 - Missouri Youth Challenge Academy Authorized, Purpose - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.207 - Missouri Youth Challenge Foundation Fund Created, Use of Moneys

Initiative to Inform Parents and Students About College Costs and the Availability of Financial Aid

Mo. Rev. Stat. 167.278 - Chief School Officers to Provide Information on Postsecondary Financial Assistance
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FINANCE

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is the administrative arm of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE). As a coordinating board, the CBHE does not have the authority to set tuition and fees for Missouri public two- and four-year institutions. Each institution's governing board, board of trustees, board of curators, etc., sets the tuition and fee levels for its institution. Institutions make the determination if a student is a resident or a non-resident for tuition and fee purposes based on evidence provided by the student. Missouri residents who are at least 65 years old on or before August 1 of the school year, and who are otherwise eligible, may receive scholarships to a state institution. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Mo. Rev. Stat. 172.360 - Students Admissible - Tuition and Fees
Mo. Rev. Stat. 172.780 - St. Louis School of Optometry Authorized - Student Fees, How Set - Operating Costs, How Paid
Mo. Rev. Stat. 174.330 - Institution May Charge Fees for Certain Services, Electronic Connection
Mo. Rev. Stat. 178.380 - Per Capita Cost of Courses to be Determined - Tuition
Mo. Rev. Stat. 178.850 - District to Provide College Courses, Per Capita Cost to be Determined, Tuition Charges

Capping or Reducing Tuition

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.900 - Combat Veteran Defined - Tuition Limit for Combat Veterans, Procedure

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.091 - Senior Citizens Tuition Exemption, Qualifications, Limitations, Fee
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.270 - Foster Care or Residential Care Students, Waiver of Tuition and Fees, When
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.900 - Combat Veteran Defined - Tuition Limit for Combat Veterans, Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.948 - Student of Higher Education Called to Active Military Service - Option for Refund or Incomplete Grade - Requirements - Rules and Regulations, Promulgation, Procedure

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Mo. Rev. Stat. 172.360 - Students Admissible - Tuition and Fees
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.948 - Student of Higher Education Called to Active Military Service - Option for Refund or Incomplete Grade - Requirements - Rules and Regulations, Promulgation, Procedure

Tuition Policies Related to Undocumented Students

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1110 - Unlawfully Present Students, No Public Benefits Permitted - Documentation of Citizenship or Lawful Presence Required - Annual Certification - Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 208.009 - Illegal Aliens Prohibited From Receiving any State or Local Public Benefit - Proof of Lawful Residence Required - Temporary Benefits Permitted, When - Exceptions for Nonprofits
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RESIDENCY

Residency requirements are established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. A student eligible for resident tuition benefits if there is evidence showing that the student lived within Missouri for a minimum of one continuous year prior to enrollment, coupled with proof of intent to make Missouri a permanent home for an indefinite period or presence within Missouri for the purpose of full-time employment. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). Active members of the military, their spouses and dependents, are granted in-state tuition benefits. Students who are not United States citizens must be legal residents in order to be considered for in-state tuition rates. Students living outside of a district of a Missouri public community junior college are not eligible for the in-district student fee charges. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1155 - Dependents of Military Personnel Assigned Geographically Within this State Eligible for In-State Tuition

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1155 - Dependents of Military Personnel Assigned Geographically Within this State Eligible for In-State Tuition
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The Missouri Department of Higher Education administers a variety of merit and need-based aid programs provided by various federal, state, and privately funded sources. The Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship is the state's primary need-based aid program. The state's major merit-based program is the "Bright Flight" scholarship program. Another important financial aid program is the A+ Schools Program, which is administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This program covers two-year college tuition and fee costs at designated public two-year institutions and area vocational technical schools for eligible students who graduate from A+ designated high schools. Lastly, the MOST Program is this state's tuition savings plan. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Missouri provided 25,632 million for need-based aid and 16,460 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.036 - Duties of board - Fees Set, How - Fund, Source, Use, Funds Transferred from, When - Rulemaking

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.093 - Limitations on Awards of Financial Assistance
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.095 - Declaration of Policy
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1000 - Higher Education Student Funding Act: Citation of Law
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1003 - Higher Education Student Funding Act: Change in Tuition Rate to be Reported to Board - Permissible Percentage Change, Exceptions - Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1101 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Citation of Law - References to Program
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1102 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1103 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Board to Administer Program, Duties of the Board - Fund Created, Use of Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1104 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Eligibility Criteria for Assistance - Disqualification, When - Allocation of Assistance
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1105 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Award Amounts, Minimums and Maximums - Adjustment in Awards, When
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1105 - Award amounts, minimums and maximums--adjustment in awards, when
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1106 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Other Financial Assistance to be Reported to Board
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1107 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Transfer of Recipient, Effect of
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1108 - Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program: Sunset Provision
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1110 - Unlawfully Present Students, No Public Benefits Permitted - Documentation of Citizenship or Lawful Presence Required - Annual Certification - Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.1350 - Grants Authorized, Amount, Eligibility
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.197 - Higher Education Scholarship Program, Findings, Declaration, Purpose
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.239 - National Guard Member Educational Assistance Grant, Qualifications - Limits - Administration
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.250 - Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program, Board to Administer - Requirements, Amounts - Transfer, Withdrawal, Illness or Disability of Student
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.262 - Competitiveness Scholarship Program (Marguerite Ross Barnett Program), Definition - Duties of Coordinating Board - Eligibility Requirements - Transfer or Withdrawal, Effect
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.350 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Citation of Law
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.355 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.360 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Higher Education Loan Authority, Created - Members, Selection Procedure, Qualifications - Terms - Vacancy - Removal Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.365 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Quorum - Affirmative Vote Requirement - Meetings Open to Public - Notice - Expenses
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.370 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Organizational Meeting--Officers--Secretary, Appointment, Duties, Compensation, Executive Director, Appointment, Compensation
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.375 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Bond Requirements for Members of Authority - Filed Where
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.380 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Conflict of Interest, Procedure to Avoid
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.385 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Authority, Powers and Duties - Distribution to Lewis and Clark Discovery Fund, Amount - Immunity from Liability, When
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.386 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Assets May be Used for Payment of Debt
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.387 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Authority not to be Originator of Guaranteed Student Loan, Exceptions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.390 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Bond Issues - Types Authorized - Rates - Option to Call for Redemption Before Maturity, Requirements - Sale - Price - Cost
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.392 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Lewis and Clark Discovery Fund Created, Use of Moneys - Annual Appropriations, Purposes
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.393 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Misuse of Moneys by Recipient Becomes Liability, Repayment of Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.395 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Issuance of More Than One Series of Bonds, Requirements - Refunding Authorized
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.400 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Bonds Construed to be Negotiable Instruments
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.405 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Principal and Interest, How Secured - Resolution or Trust Agreement, Content - Default, Remedies
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.410 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: State or Political Subdivision not Liable, Statement on Face of Bond Required
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.415 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Tax Exemptions, Income and Property of Authority - Bonds Exempt from Certain Provisions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.420 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Authority May Borrow for Expenses - Loans to be Repaid - Powers of Authority, How Construed
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.425 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Assets not Part of Revenue - Exclusive Control of Authority - Student Loan Notes not Public Property
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.435 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Institutions and Fiduciaries May Invest in Bonds
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.440 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Tax Exemptions, Bonds - Exception
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.445 - Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Act: Authority Assigned to Department of Higher Education - Reports Required
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.724 - Higher Education Artistic Scholarship Program - Definitions - Administration - Eligibility - Transfer - Rules, Promulgation, Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.727 - Graduate Study Scholarship Program -Definitions - Administration - Eligibility - Terms - Renewability - Rules, Promulgation, Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 173.775 - Citation - Fund Created
Mo. Rev. Stat. 208.009 - Illegal Aliens Prohibited From Receiving any State or Local Public Benefit - Proof of Lawful Residence Required - Temporary Benefits Permitted, When - Exceptions for Nonprofits
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.200 - Nurse Education Incentive Grants - Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.203 - Nursing Education Incentive Program Established - Grants Authorized, Limit, Eligibility - Administration - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.212 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.215 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Department of Health and Senior Services to Administer Programs - Advisory Panel - Members - Rules, Procedure
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.218 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Nurse Loan Repayment Fund Established - Administration
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.221 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Education Surcharge, Amount, Deposit in Nursing Student Loan and Nurse Loan Repayment Fund
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.224 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Contracts for Repayment of Loans
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.227 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Eligibility for Loan
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.230 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Financial Assistance, Amount
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.233 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Schedule for Repayment of Loan - Interest, Amount
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.236 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Repayment of Loan - When
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.239 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Deferral of Repayment of Loans - When
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.242 - Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program: Action to Recover Loans Due
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.245 - Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program: Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.248 - Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program: Department of Health and Senior Services to Administer Program - Rules and Regulations
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.251 - Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program: Loan Repayment Contract--Qualified Employment - Recovery of Amounts Due
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.254 - Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program: Law Not to Require Certain Contracts
Mo. Rev. Stat. 335.257 - Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program: Verification of Qualified Employment
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.335 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Loan Repayment Program for Veterinary Graduates - Fund Created
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.337 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Definitions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.339 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Certain Areas Designated as Areas of Defined Need by Board by Rule
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.341 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Eligibility Standards for Loan Repayment Program - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.343 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Contract for Loan Repayment, Contents - Specific Practice Sites May be Stipulated
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.345 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Loan Repayment to Include Principal, Interest and Related Expenses - Annual Limit
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.347 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Liability for Amounts Paid by Program, When - Breach of Contract, Amount Owed to State.
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.350 - Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program: Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.375 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Department to Administer Loan Program - Advisory Panel to be Appointed, Members, Duties - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.381 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Fund Created, Use of Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.384 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Repayment of Principal and Interest, Contract for
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.387 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Application for Financial Assistance
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.390 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Awarding of Loans, Priority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.393 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Schedules of Repayment to be Established, Interest Rate
Mo. Rev. Stat. 340.396 - Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program: Repayment to Begin, When - Deposit of Repaid Loan Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.216 - Grants from the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund, who may Authorize - Rulemaking Authority
Mo. Rev. Stat. 41.218 - Missouri Military Family Relief Fund Created, Use of Moneys

Tuition Savings Plan

Mo. Rev. Stat. 166.415 - Missouri Higher Education Savings Program, Created, Board, Member, Powers and Duties, Investments
Mo. Rev. Stat. 166.420 - Participation Agreements, Terms and Conditions - Contribution Limitation - Penalty
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TEACHING QUALITY

Since passing the Outstanding Schools Act in 1993, Missouri has invested significantly in teacher support and rewards through its professional development funding and career ladder plan. In 2003, the three-tiered teacher certification system was replaced with a two-tiered system comprising of an initial four-year professional certificate and a career continuous professional certificate. Initial professional certification requires participation in a mentoring program approved and provided by the district for a minimum of two years; (2) thirty contact hours of professional development which may include classroom hours in an appropriate college curriculum; and (3) participation in a beginning teacher assistance program. The career continuous professional certificate is issued upon successful completion of four years of teaching under, and completion of the requirements for, the initial professional certificate and is perpetual, based upon verification of actual employment in an educational position; The professional development requirements shall be waived for any individual who has a professional development plan in place with their local school district and who meets two of the following three criteria: ten years of teaching experience; a master's degree; rigorous national certification as approved by the state board of education. In 2007, the legislature required the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop standards for high-quality mentoring for beginning teachers and principals no later than June 30, 2008, and laid out a description of high-quality mentoring. The state has worked to recruit teachers by creating the Teaching Fellows program for loan repayment assistance and the Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship program to provide scholarships for students entering teacher education programs who commit to teaching at schools with a higher than average at-risk population. Teachers must teach two years for every year he or she receives the scholarship. In 2008, Missouri became one of a handful of states to approve teacher certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.580 - Missouri Prospective Teacher Loan Fund Established, Purpose - Funding - Administration
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.600 - Missouri Critical Teacher Shortage Forgivable Loan Program - Eligibility Requirements - Amount of Loan - Repayment - Rules
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.700 - Missouri Teaching Fellows Program: Citation of Law - Definitions--Repayment of Loans, Contracts for - Coordinator Position to be Maintained - Rulemaking Authority - Fund Created, Use of Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.702 - Missouri Teaching Fellows Program: Sunset Provision

Licensure and Certification

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.011 - Teachers -License Required - Teaching, and Administration, to be Recognized as Professions
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.015 - Advisory Council of Certification for Educators Established - Number - Appointment - Qualifications - Powers - Duties
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.021 - Issuance of Teachers' Licenses - Effect of Certification in Another State and Subsequent Employment in this State
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.071 - Revocation, Suspension or Refusal of Certificate or License, Grounds - Procedure - Appeal

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.400 - Programs Established for Public School Personnel - Contents
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.430 - Missouri Teacher Corps Program - Recruits -Eligibility - Duties - Compensation - Rules

Professional Development

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.400 - Programs Established for Public School Personnel - Contents
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.500 - Career and Teacher Excellence Plan, Career Ladder Forward Funding Fund Established - General Assembly to Appropriate Funds - Termination of Fund - Participation to be Voluntary - Qualifications - Speech Pathologists on Career Program, When

Programs Evaluation

Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.097 - Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs - Accreditation of Law Schools - Rights of Graduates
Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.099 - Department to Ensure that Curriculum Promotes Preparation of Teachers

Recruitment

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.430 - Missouri Teacher Corps Program - Recruits -Eligibility - Duties - Compensation - Rules
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.700 - Missouri Teaching Fellows Program: Citation of Law - Definitions--Repayment of Loans, Contracts for - Coordinator Position to be Maintained - Rulemaking Authority - Fund Created, Use of Moneys
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.702 - Missouri Teaching Fellows Program: Sunset Provision

Supply and Demand Strategies

Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.430 - Missouri Teacher Corps Program - Recruits -Eligibility - Duties - Compensation - Rules

Teacher Mobility (Portability-Reciprocity)

Mo. Rev. Stat. 169.569 - Requires School Retirement Systems to Promulgate Joint Rules

Teacher Preparation

Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.097 - Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs - Accreditation of Law Schools - Rights of Graduates
Mo. Rev. Stat. 161.099 - Department to Ensure that Curriculum Promotes Preparation of Teachers
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.015 - Advisory Council of Certification for Educators Established - Number - Appointment - Qualifications - Powers - Duties
Mo. Rev. Stat. 168.400 - Programs Established for Public School Personnel - Contents
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