The MU College of Education is consistently ranked among the top colleges of education in the nation. In 2012, MU's College of Education was ranked 58th among universities offering doctoral degrees, according to U.S. News and World Report.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATOR PREPARATION
The MU College of Education's Teacher Preparation Program is 58th overall Education School in the nation. (U.S. News and World Report, 2012)
- Real World Experience from the Beginning: Education students benefit from early field experiences. Our pre-service teachers contribute more than 29,000 hours of field experiences by assisting in teaching and learning for many classrooms in Mid-Missouri. Within their education program, sophomores contribute more than 3,200 unpaid service hours annually in local community organizations for children, youth and families.
- Statewide Partnerships Promote Diversity: To incorporate real-world classroom experience, learning is delivered in partnership with approximately 330 designated schools in 22 school districts across the state of Missouri, ensuring that students experience authentic classrooms in a variety of socio-economic environments and within rural, urban and suburban settings.
- Senior Year On-Site Classroom Training: Students spend the entire last semester of their education program placed in a partner school district. Two certification areas, elementary education and special education, require a full year of on-site training during the senior year.
- Graduates in Demand: Education graduates boast a 91% job placement rate in their first year and benefit from a dedicated education career office that hosts the largest teacher job fair in the area with more than 100 employers from the United States, Japan and South Korea and provides interview, resume and etiquette workshops.
GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
MU's Counseling & Personnel Services program in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology ranks 2nd in the nation. (U.S. News & World Report, 2012)
MU's Education Administration and Supervision program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis ranks 17th in the nation. (U.S. News & World Report, 2012)
- MU Teaching Fellowship Program: The MU Teaching Fellowship Program is an intensive induction program for select first-year K-12 teachers who work with a full-time mentor teacher and complete a master's degree in their first year of teaching.
- Diverse Degree Options: Now is an exciting time to pursue graduate studies in education at MU. Professional and continuing education degrees - including master's in education, educational specialists and doctorates in education and philosophy - are available in a variety of specialization areas including educational leadership and policy analysis, library sciences and information technology, curriculum and instruction, counseling psychology and special education.
- Online Made Easy: The College of Education brings quality education to learners everywhere through innovative continuing and distance education programs. Professionals and continuing education degrees - including master's in education, educational specialists and doctorates in education and psychology - are just a click away.
- The Missouri Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER) is the largest school partnership in the nation and partners with 330 designated schools in 22 school districts across Missouri to achieve school renewal and excellence in teacher preparation.
- Graduates of MU's Teaching Fellowship Program stay in the field. After eight years, their retention is 93 percent, compared with a national average of 50 percent after five years.