The Missouri Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. MoCTE serves as a vital link between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and local schools. MoCTE strives to:

  • Cooperate with the National Council of Teachers of English in disseminating the best theory and practice of the teaching of English.

  • Support Missouri English and language arts teachers at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels in the improvement of teaching and student learning in reading and writing.

  • Collaborate with other professional organizations to support teacher professional growth.

  • MoCTE actively encourages diversity in its membership and in its work with students in schools.