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Are you ready to take the next step in your educational journey? As today’s world demands a more highly skilled workforce, we need educational leaders with experience in solving problems in areas related to community leadership and higher education. With Mizzou’s online bachelor of educational studies (BES) degree with an emphasis in educational leadership, you can gain skills necessary to influence change.
As a BES student, learning from industry experts in the College of Education, you will build a foundational knowledge in educational theory, research and practice. You will have the flexibility to personalize the program to your career aspirations and interests. The educational leadership emphasis is a great fit for those interested in future graduate study in higher education.
No matter where you are in your career, a BES from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position in student affairs, health policy, grant writing, library support, allied health, educational entrepreneurship, non-profit educational enterprise and human resources development.
Official nameBachelor of educational studies with an emphasis in educational leadership
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$65,040.00
Transfer credit hours59
Transfer estimated cost$31,978.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Career outcomes include:
- Student affairs
- Health policy
- Grant writing
- Library support
- Allied health
- Educational entrepreneurship
- Non-profit educational enterprise
- Human resources development
This program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. You may meet your course work requirement with both semester-based and self-paced courses.
This degree does not lead to state certification to teach in the public school system.
Course work includes
- Human learning
- Learning spaces
- Project management
- Digital media
- Data and decision making for educational leaders
- Ethics and PK-12 policymaking
- Learning educational organizations in global contexts
Calendar systemSemester-based and self-paced
Areas of expertise:
- Differential effects of college on students
- Racial identification patterns of college students
- Parental involvement, campus climate, & financial aid