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MU's College of Education is ready to help you advance your career while making an impact on the future of education.

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There is an incredible demand for qualified educators. As the need for skilled teachers grows, many new opportunities arise for professionals just like you. Get ready to enter the workforce, or to make your next career move, with one of MU's online education degree or certificate programs.

AFFORDABLE

Our graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live, making these accredited programs very affordable.

HIGHLY RANKED

GetEducated.com consistently has ranked our degree programs among their "Best Buys," and U.S. News & World Report ranks our master's in education among the best in the nation.

EXPERT FACULTY

Our online education degrees and certificates are developed and taught by the same practiced faculty and instructors who teach on campus.

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Master's

Archival studies (MLIS)

Master of library and information science with an emphasis in archival studies (MLIS)

Provide long-term stewardship for archival materials in both analog and digital formats — from traditional paper records, photographs, audio recordings and moving images, to email messages, word processing documents and websites.

Art education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in art education

Examine contemporary art topics, explore studio experiences as an artist-teacher and conduct authentic research in your school.

Autism (M Ed)

Master of education in special education with an emphasis in autism

Increase the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with children and youth with autism and their families. Help students and families develop the skills they need to better succeed in life.

E-learning information professionals (MLIS)

Master of library and information science with an emphasis in e-learning information professionals (MLIS)

Aid instructors in information provision and be advocates for the library and for informational materials that enhance the learning experience.

Early childhood education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in early childhood education

Design, implement and evaluate educational services for children from birth through age 8, especially those with special needs and those with challenging behaviors.

Early childhood special education (M Ed)

Master of education in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education

Prepare to work with young children, both those with disabilities as well as those who are at risk for school failure, and their families.

Early childhood special education/autism (M Ed)

Master of education in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education and autism

Design, deliver and evaluate services for children from birth to age 5. Advance your career and make a difference in the lives of young children with autism and other disabilities.

Elementary education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with emphasis in elementary education

Make an impact in the lives of your elementary students. Learn to manage classrooms for learning and meet the needs of all learners.

English education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in English education

Develop an expertise in lesson planning, curriculum creation, classroom management and diversity.

Gifted education (M Ed)

Master of education in special education with an emphasis in gifted education

Learn what gifted and talented students need from their learning experience and make your classroom the most effective and dynamic place it can be.

Learning technologies and design (MS)

Master of science in learning technologies and design

Develop the knowledge and skills required to design learning systems and develop digital media and network applications. 

Library and information science (MLIS)

Master of library and information science

Cultivate the knowledge and skills you need to be an information expert in the information age.  Advance your career providing relevant and meaningful services to library users.

Library media specialist (MLIS)

Master of library and information science with an emphasis in library media specialist (MLIS)

Prepare to help students (and others) become digitally literate. Combine technology and literature to help others succeed.

Literacy education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in literacy education

Advance your career in reading instruction and better serve students in overcoming challenges in reading and writing.

Mathematics education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education

Build your expertise and fulfill your continuing education requirements while preparing for a leadership position.

Mental health practices in schools (M Ed)

Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in mental health practices in schools

Discover evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies that address issues such as anxiety, trauma, bullying, resiliency and wellness. Gain skills in advocacy, assessment, collaboration, diversity and school/community partnership.

Online education (MS)

Master of science in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in online education

Fulfill the demand for distance learning alternatives in corporate, military, government and health care professions, as well as K–12 and higher education. 

PK–12 educational leadership and administration (M Ed)

Master of education in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in PK-12 educational leadership and administration, elementary and secondary principal certification

Positive coaching and athletic leadership (M Ed)

Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in positive coaching and athletic leadership

Advance your career leading athletes, students and other team members. Help others achieve their optimal performance both as individuals and as team members.

School counseling (M Ed)

Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in school counselor, elementary and secondary, certification

Better understand the developmental career and mental health needs of youth in schools. Learn to practice successfully as a multiculturally sensitive counselor in socially and economically diverse work settings.

Social studies education (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in social studies education

Engage in meaningful discussion about the role of social studies and how research and theory can inform classroom practice.

Special education (MA)

Master of arts in special education with emphasis in special education, general

Become a teacher-leader managing intervention and problem-solving teams that work with individuals with disabilities and special needs. This research-intensive online master’s is the first such program in the state of Missouri.

Student learning and well-being (M Ed)

Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in educational psychology and a focus in student learning and well-being

Increase student learning and support positive development of all learners by applying learning theory, positive psychology and social and emotional learning in your classroom. 

Technology in schools (MS)

Master of science in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in technology in schools

Gain practical experience using technology as an effective classroom tool. Use innovative and effective technology to improve your teaching and your students’ learning. 

TESOL (M Ed)

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages

Further your career in contexts where English is taught as a second or foreign language.

Doctorate

Art education (PhD)

Doctor of philosophy in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in art education

Expand your teaching abilities and develop an expertise in conceptualizing, conducting and reporting current research topics.

Graduate certificate

College teaching (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in college teaching

Further your existing career in higher education. Implement best practices in college-level teaching and develop more effective students.

Elementary mathematics specialist (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in elementary mathematics specialist

Further your existing career in elementary education.

Higher education administration (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in higher education administration

The graduate certificate is designed for early-career or more experienced professionals seeking additional training and career advancement.

Multicultural education (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in multicultural education

Teach students from diverse backgrounds sensitively and effectively while outlining the costs associated with insensitivity.

Online educator (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in online educator

Advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in higher education. Design, deliver and evaluate effective online teaching experiences.

Positive psychology (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in positive psychology

Do you want to help advance society's collective well-being? Learn how to build thriving individuals, families, communities and organizations.

TESOL (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

Help non-native speakers tap the possibilities offered by the English language.

User experience and usability (Grad cert)

Graduate certificate in user experience and usability

Learn to tame complexity in web design, information systems and more. Expand your knowledge of human-centered design. Create tools that help people achieve their goals.

Bachelor's

Educational studies (BES)

Bachelor of educational studies with an emphasis in interdepartmental studies

Influence change and build tomorrow's skilled workforce with a foundational knowledge of educational theory, research and practice.

Certification preparation

Gifted education (Cert prep)

Gifted education certification preparation

This online program was designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who already have initial teacher certification and are seeking Missouri certification in gifted education.

Library media specialist (Cert prep)

Library media specialist certification preparation

Prepare for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification in Library Media Specialist or a comparable certification in your state.

Missouri K-12 ESOL (Mo K-12 ESOL cert prep)

Missouri K-12 teaching English to speakers of other languages certification preparation

This online program is designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who already have initial teacher certification and are seeking ESOL certification in the state of Missouri.

Educational specialist

Learning technologies and design (EdSp)

Educational specialist in learning technologies and design

Create engaging learning experiences. Gain the skills you need in digital media, online course design, web development, game design and more.

Mathematics education (EdSp)

Educational specialist in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics education

Enhance your knowledge in leadership, curriculum development and research, and improve your teaching skills. This is the only program of its kind in the state of Missouri.

Mental health practices in schools (EdSp)

Educational specialist in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in mental health practices in schools

Promote positive mental health among youth. Improve your classroom management skills and build resiliency and optimism in children and adolescents. 

Online education (EdSp)

Educational specialist in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in online education

Deliver effective online teaching experiences. Advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in higher education. 

PK–12 educational leadership and administration (EdSp)

Educational specialist in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in PK-12 educational leadership and administration, elementary and secondary principal and superintendent certification

Become an effective, responsive, courageous and professional leader in education.

Technology in schools (EdSp)

Educational specialist in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in technology in schools

Build strategies that advance teaching and learning with technology. Use tech to support teaching and learning and promote the effective use of technology.

What our graduates are saying

Bethanie Irons, PhD in art education, standing in front of the Mizzou columns wearing a doctoral gown.
Everything we did was applicable to real life classroom practice. I feel very confident in my abilities coming out of this program.
PhD in art education ’19
David Ceule, EdSp, in his graduation cap and gown.
I knew that 100% online was going to be the best route for me. You feel like you’re in a virtual classroom. I never felt isolated.
Education specialist in technology in schools ’17

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