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As business and industry demands a more highly skilled workforce, we need educational leaders with experience in solving problems in areas related to community leadership, higher education, creating innovative learning technologies and more. With this degree’s interdisciplinary approach, you can gain skills necessary to influence change in a variety of settings and
- Study education, leadership, organizational change and policy;
- Learn to design educational games and other innovative technology-based learning;
- Build a foundational knowledge in educational theory, research and practice;
- Personalize a program of study based on your career aspirations and interests.
No matter where you are in your career, a bachelor’s degree in educational studies (BES) from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position.
The online BES is also offered with the following emphasis areas:
Official nameBachelor of educational studies
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$44,193.60
Transfer credit hours59
Transfer estimated cost$21,949.95
*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.
- Educational or community entrepreneurship
- Student development
- Higher educational leadership
- Library support
- Human resources development
This program is 100 percent 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
- Individual and team leadership
- Project management
- Career guidance
- Human learning
- Learning spaces
- Information literacy
- Research and data skills