Enhance your teaching

Laura Koch

Master of Education '16

University of Missouri's Master of Education in Student Learning and Well-being is the perfect blend of psychology and classroom integration. Through the program, Laura renewed her passion for learning and accessed a network of teachers from around the nation.

Brett Greble

Master of Education '15 | Raymore, MO

Brett Greble wanted a degree that would help him and his students. As a busy husband, father and coach, he couldn't be tied down to a classroom. Mizzou's online master of education program was exactly what he needed to get his graduate degree.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 33
  • Estimated program cost: $14,949.99*

*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.

Further your professional status

The online master’s degree in student learning and well-being from MU will help you apply learning theory, positive psychology, and social and emotional learning in your classroom. If you are a K–12 teacher and want to advance your career while increasing student learning and supporting the positive development of all learners, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Early childhood educators
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Middle school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • And other educational personnel

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, including summers, and finish in under two years.

Course work covers

  • Applying positive psychology to facilitate learning
  • Building resiliency and optimism in children and adolescents
  • Creating better instructional methods through data-driven decisions
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the process of student learning
  • Motivating at-risk students
  • Increasing learning by understanding and utilizing social emotional learning

Note The focus area name (e.g., student learning and well-being) will not appear on your diploma or transcript.

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 Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.