Educational studies

Bachelor of educational studies University of Missouri
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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, innovative technology-based learning, leadership, organizational change and policy;
  • 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 from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position with MU.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of educational studies


University of Missouri

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Freshman credit hours


Freshman estimated cost


Transfer credit hours


Transfer estimated cost


*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.

Graduate students in a classroom.

Career prospects

Educational leadership and policy:

  • Student affairs
  • Health policy
  • Grant writing
  • Library support
  • Allied health
  • Educational entrepreneurship
  • Non-profit educational enterprise
  • Human resources development

Educational games and simulations:

  • Game or simulation design and development
  • App design and development
  • Multimedia design and development
  • Digital media production
  • Computer applications
Median earnings and unemployment rates of full-time wage and salary workers with bachelor’s degrees compared to those with some college but no degree. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (2015)
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Program structure

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

  • Career guidance
  • Human learning
  • Learning spaces
  • Information literacy
  • Research and data skills
  • Project management
  • Individual and team leadership


100% online


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 accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis