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Application for Teacher Certification

All educator certification applications must be submitted to DESE electronically through the Department's online certification system.  This applies to new graduates as well as educators seeking renewals, upgrades, etc.


DESE Application Help Document (pdf, 136.22KB)


Step-by step guide to apply for teacher certification (pdf, 1.62MB)


  • DO NOT create multiple ID's or profiles.  This will lock you out of the system.

  • Notify Rick Gwydir, Teacher Certification Coordinator, once you've created your profile.  (314) 889-4515 or rgwydir@fontbonne.edu.