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The online educational specialist degree in mental health practices in schools from MU will help you improve your classroom management skills and build resiliency and optimism in children and adolescents. If you want to promote positive mental health among youth, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameEducational specialist in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in mental health practices in schools
Program typeEducational specialist
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*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.
This program has potential benefits for
- School counselors
- Elementary and secondary teachers
- Special education professional
- Mental health professionals
- Community-based practitioners
- School administrators
Note: This program does not provide school counselor certification, nor any professional counseling licensure.
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 two years.
Course work includes
- Assessing, identifying and managing atypical behaviors
- Collaborating with families, community agencies and school personnel
- Communicating with parents, children and school personnel
- Diversity issues in schools
- Evaluating and implementing evidence-based programs
- Effective intervention strategies and resources
Typical program length2 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
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 and Human Development is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.