Education Admission Requirements

A student planning to major in any education field is considered a pre-education major until they pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). This assessment should be taken during a student's first two years. The MoGEA includes sections on reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, science, and social science.

Once a student meets the Education program requirements, they may apply for full admission into the CMU Education program.

MoGEA Testing Information

Registration: Register for the MoGEA test online.

Sitting Fee: In addition to the $49 (or $25 for a subtest) paid online, a $15 sitting fee (or $5/subtest if taking fewer than three subtests) must be paid when checking-in to the test. The fee can be paid in cash or by check to Central Methodist University.

MoGEA passing scores are:
Reading - 220
Mathematics - 220
Science & Social Studies - 220
Writing - 193

Accommodations: If you require accommodations, please contact Sally Hackman at least 24 hours prior to the exam at 660-248-6633 or by email at

What to Bring:

  • Government Issued Photo ID (Student ID will NOT be accepted)
  • Water (Clear bottle only)

What not to Bring:

  • Visitors, including relatives, children, and friends
  • Calculator (An online calculator will be available to all students.)
  • Any tobacco products
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Additionally, any personal items that you bring must be stored in a designated secure area. This includes watches, wallets, and purses in addition to the following items, which are considered to be prohibited aids:
    • Cell phones
    • Electronic communication devices, visual or audio recording or listening devices, or any device with an on/off option, including, but not limited to, MP3 players, PDAs, pagers, computers, CDs, removable storage devices, calculator watches, clocks or watches with alarms, spellcheckers, etc.
    • Handwritten or printed materials, such as dictionaries, notebooks, scratch paper, textbooks, etc.
    • Packages and bags of any kind, such as backpacks, briefcases, etc.
    • Hats or headwear, except for those being worn for religious or medical purposes
    • Food and drink, including chewing gum
    • Unauthorized aids, such as slide rules, rulers, translation aids, highlighters, etc.
    • Unauthorized medical devices, such as inhalers, Epinephrine injections, etc., unless prior approval has been obtained

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