The MDHE receives, and the Academic Affairs group administers, approximately $1.2 million each year in federal funds for the professional development of K-12 teachers. The staff develops and distributes an annual Request for Proposals (RFP), manages the evaluation of proposals, makes awards, and monitors/evaluates the professional development activities.

A list of funded projects, technical Assistance Workshop information, the most recent RFP and reimbursement forms are available below.


Cycle 13 Announcement Letter

Request for Proposals

Cycle-13 RFP


Sign up for the Cycle -13 Technical Assistance Workshop


High-need school districts


Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014.


Cycle-13 Forms




Cycle-12 RFP

Sign up form for Cycle-12 Technical Assistance Workshop

List of High-Need School Districts

Letters of intent (required) were due October 18, 2013

Proposals were due December 31, 2013.

Cycle-12 Forms


Cycle-11 RFP

Letters of intent (required) were due November 30, 2012.

Proposals were due December 31, 2012.

Cycle-11 Forms


Forms - * Forms are provided in Microsoft Word (word), Microsoft Excel (xls), or Adobe Acrobat (pdf).The following links provide access to free software you can use to view these tables, if you do not have the complete software program installed on your computer.

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A promising undertaking in evaluation was established beginning with the first cycle of the MDHE Improving Teacher Quality Grant. An external evaluation team, selected for each cycle through a competitive process, will evaluate projects individually and collectively and will measure the effect of the projects on student learning and higher education in Missouri.

Cycles 1-8 Project Evaluation Data

Cycle 9 Project Evaluation Data

Funded Projects

List of Cycle-12 Awarded Projects

List of Cycle-11 Awarded Projects

List of Cycle-10 Awarded Projects