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The online master’s degree in student learning and well-being from MU will help you apply learning theory, positive psychology, and social and emotional learning in your classroom. If you are a K–12 teacher and want to advance your career while increasing student learning and supporting the positive development of all learners, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameMaster of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in educational psychology and a focus in student learning and well-being
Program typeMaster's degree
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 degree has potential benefits for
- Early childhood educators
- Elementary school teachers
- Middle school teachers
- Secondary school teachers
- And other educational personnel
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 under two years.
Course work includes
- Applying positive psychology to facilitate learning
- Building resiliency and optimism in children and adolescents
- Creating better instructional methods through data-driven decisions
- Developing a deeper understanding of the process of student learning
- Motivating at-risk students
- Increasing learning by understanding and utilizing social emotional learning
Note: The focus area name (e.g., student learning and well-being) will not appear on your diploma or transcript.
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.