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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $13,001.10*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online elementary education master’s degree can help you

The online master’s degree in elementary education from MU is designed to support new elementary school teachers in the early stages of their career. With a classroom-focused approach, bridging research and practice with relevant course work and mentorship, this program prepares early-career teachers for success.

Career prospects

7%
Employment growth1
25%
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary School Teachers

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in elementary education is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students take four to eight credit hours each semester session and finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Managing classrooms for learning
  • Meeting the needs of all learners
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Classroom research

If you are a first-, second- or third-year teacher, and teach in an MPER partner school district, you might qualify for a 50 percent tuition sponsorship from the College of Education.

See how you can apply today.

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