Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)

About the Exam:

Candidates seeking entry into a Missouri educator preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). This assessment is composed of four subtests, these exams are computer-based:

  • Reading Comprehension and Interpretation
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Social Studies

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has implemented a testing policy whereby:

  • Candidates may register to take each subtest independently.
  • Candidates have one opportunity to register to take all five subtests in one test session.
  • Candidates must pass all four subtests within 2 years of the first attempt at the first subtest, and candidates may not exceed 5 attempts per subtest.

For more information on the MoGEA, please visit MoGEA Webpage.


The exam fee is $59 for all four subtests, or $25 for a single subtest payable directly to MEGA during the registration process.  There are no additional costs for scheduling or proctoring fees at the testing center. 

Registration and Scheduling:

Candidates are to register with Missouri Educators Gateway Assessment. Candidates may schedule appointment at least 3 days in advance of the test date. Appointments are available weekly at our testing center.  Please contact our office for special appointment requests. 

On test day: 

  • Bring a valid governmental ID. Acceptable forms of identification include the following:
    • Driver's license with photograph and signature
    • Passport with photograph and signature
    • State identification with photograph and signature (provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles for individuals who do not have a driver's license)
    • National identification with photograph and signature
    • Military identification with photograph and signature
    • Alien Registration Card (green card, permanent resident visa)
  • Locked storage is available on-site for personal items now allowed in the testing center 

Requesting Accommodations:

Candidates can request reasonable accommodations for the MoGEA exam. Candidates must submit these requests to MEGA, and all requests must be approved before the exam appointment. Please visit MEGA - Accommodations for more information.