Advance learning in your classroom

Stephanie Fogarty

Master of Education '14 | St. Peters, MO

Stephanie Fogarty wanted to get her degree while juggling family and a teaching career in St. Peters, Missouri. She turned to Mizzou's online education programs to find a degree to help her in the classroom.

Rebecca Patterson

Master of Education '14 | St. Charles, MO

Rebecca Patterson was looking for a master's program that would advance her career as a teacher while accommodating her responsibilities as a mother of two. Rebecca's online master's degree from MU helped her create a better experience for her students and open other avenues for them outside the classroom.


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

Successful completion of the program requires 30 credit hours from the courses listed below.

Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Required courses (15 credit hours)

IS_LT 7378 Electronic Portfolio Development   
IS_LT 9417 Action Research   
IS_LT 9450 Introduction to Research in ISLT   
IS_LT 9467 Technology to Enhance Learning   
IS_LT 9471 Instructional Systems Design   

Electives (15 credit hours)

Choose your electives in consultation with your adviser. See also the SISLT Learning Technologies Course Rotation. MyZou is the official source of course information. Please visit MyZou to enroll in a course.

Post-baccalaureate enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll as a post-baccalaureate (formerly nondegree-seeking) student in up to 9 credit hours. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.


The program culminates in a web-based portfolio in which you will demonstrate mastery of the program competencies. The portfolio serves as the comprehensive exam at the end of the program of study. There is a course (IS_LT 7368) to facilitate your portfolio development.


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

  1. Fulfill the admission requirements:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    • GRE scores are not required.
  2. Mark your calendar

  3. This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

    Application dates

    To start classes in Apply by Course work begins
    Fall, first 8-week session Mid-July Late August
    Fall, second 8-week session Early September Mid-October
    Spring, first 8-week session Early December Mid-January
    Spring, second 8-week session Late February Early April
    Summer, first 4-week session Mid-April Early June
    Summer, second 4-week session Mid-June Early July
  4. Gather your papers

  5. Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Two official letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
    • Statement of purpose.
    • Résumé or CV.
    • TOEFL or IELTS score reports for applicants whose native language is not English.
  6. Complete the online application

  7. Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/Delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic Program: Learning Technologies and Design/Technology in Schools-Distance (MS)
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores: Institution Code 6875 (if applicable)

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Ask us about this program

For information about academic issues or course content, please contact

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.