Missouri Seal of Biliteracy

  • The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy and the Distinguished Missouri Seal of Biliteracy are designed to recognize students who have attained proficiency in English and one or more world languages before high school graduation. The recognition of biliteracy becomes part of the student's high school transcript and serves to certify attainment of biliteracy for the community, employers and universities. The Missouri Seal is meant to:

    • encourage the study of a second language;
    • recognize, promote and praise students for their accomplishments;
    • value diversity;
    • provide employers with a means of identifying bilingual employees;
    • provide universities with a method to recognize and give credit to applicants;
    • prepare students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in a global economy and society; and
    • strengthen relationships and honor the cultures and languages in the community.

    For more information about the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website.