State Alignment


Earn PD Contact hours toward your Missouri Career Continuous Professional Certificate (CCPC) or Continuous Career Education Certificate (CCEC).


Depending on the number of years teaching and area of classification, Missouri educators must complete between 30 and 120 PD contact hours over four years (during initial certification years 1–4) or between 15 and 30 hours annually until exempt (during career certification years 5–99).

Thirty (30) contact hours are required for an Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) upgrade and 90 hours for an Initial Career Education Certificate (ICEC) upgrade.

  • Graduate Credits Option: Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits courses. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.

We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use our university/college-level course offerings.

Please contact us if you need assistance with the submission of your district approval forms, course syllabus, etc.

1 Graduate Credit = 15 PD Contact Hours

For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Education website.