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 choose to become a “student member” of either educational organization (MSTA or NEA), both of which provide this insurance, or they may purchase coverage through an insurance agent. 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.
- National Education Association (NEA): Insurance is obtained by joining or renewing your NEA membership at NEA.org/JoinNea . 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.
- Private Insurance: Students may choose to purchase coverage through a private insurance agent. The policy must state that it includes professional liability insurance for educators, not medical or automobile insurance. The policy must include your name, the company’s name, and the expiration date of coverage. Please scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will serve as verification for your file.
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: email@example.com