MISSOURI STATE POLICY
The College of Education requires all students to have current professional liability insurance during all practicum and student teaching experiences. Students must provide verification of current professional liability insurance to the Educational Field Experiences office.
Students may purchase insurance from either Missouri State Teachers Association or Missouri National Education Association, both of which provide professional liability insurance for educators. Counseling students must purchase insurance through either ACA or ASCA.
- Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA): Insurance is obtained by joining or renewing your membership at http://www.msta.org/join/ . Select the STUDENT MSTA option. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Member Care Center (800-392-0532, ext. 1203). When the transaction is complete, you will receive a "Do Not Reply" email containing an "Order Summary". Please forward this confirmation email receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will serve as verification for your file.
- Missouri National Education Association (MNEA): Insurance is obtained by joining or renewing your MNEA membership at www.mnea.org . Select the Student Membership option. When the transaction is complete, you will receive a "verification/welcome letter" email. Please forward this welcome letter email to email@example.com. This will serve as verification for your file.
- NOTE: Counseling students are required to obtain insurance through either ACA or ASCA.
- NOTE: Child Life students are required to obtain Child Life specific Professional Liability Insurance prior to enrolling in the following courses: CFD 354 Working With the Hospitalized Child, CFD 454 Therapeutic Play, CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families, and CFD 499 Child Life Practicum. In order to obtain Child Life specific Professional Liability Insurance, students can contact either Healthcare Providers Service Organization or Mercer Inc. (Formerly Marsh). Healthcare Providers Service Organization can be reached at 1-800-982-9491, and Marsh/ Mercer Inc. at 1-800-503-9230. When setting up a policy, students may be required to enroll as either a rehabilitation therapist or child development/family services counselor. Once enrolled students can work with the insurers to have their policies amended to read "child life specialist."
Valid clearance dates can be verified in My Missouri State TEST SCORES.
Educational Field Experiences
Hill Hall, Room 215
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Fax number: 417-836-5008
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org