Deliver effective online teaching experiences

Tanya Deering

Tanya Deering was looking for a degree that would help her better integrate technology into her school district. The University of Missouri's online education program was the perfect fit. Tanya found the information she was seeking and completed her lifelong dream of becoming a Tiger.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Educational specialist degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technology
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • 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.

Get the degree you deserve

The online educational specialist degree in online education from MU can help you advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in higher education. If you want to design, deliver and evaluate effective online teaching experiences, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

Potential careers

  • High school teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Postsecondary teacher

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Digital media
  • Learning management systems
  • Needs assessment
  • Online course design and instruction
  • Web development

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.