A World of Opportunities Through Education's Graduate Programming
Now is an exciting time to pursue graduate studies in education at MU. Professional and continuing education degrees are available in a variety of specialization areas. The College also offers an optional fifth year master's program for first year teachers, called the Teaching Fellowship Program.
Graduate Schools and Departments
- Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA)
- Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP)
- Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum (LTC)
- School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISTL)
- Special Education (SPED)
Our 122 faculty members create a rich environment as they are not only involved in teaching, but also heavily invested in research programs and centers. Faculty members balance their research efforts with student coordination and guidance.
Choosing the right college for graduate studies is not an easy or simple decision. We welcome you to visit the MU Columbia campus and meet with our faculty and current students to find out more about life in the College of Education.
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Overview:
ELPA prepares expert educational leaders, policy analysts, researchers and scholars. You will find MU's programs both convenient and competitive. Situated in the research-oriented, world-class University of Missouri, the ELPA Department focuses on knowledge generation in a collaborative learning environment. In 2008, U.S.News & World Report ranked one of ELPA’s programs among the best in the nation: Administration and Supervision, ranked 19th.
Guidance counselors, licensed counselors, school psychologists, health educators and educational researchers are commonplace in today’s school systems and society in general. Faced with an increasing demand to fill these positions, schools turn to MU’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP) for graduates.
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum Overview:
Professionals interested in advancing their careers in education can specialize in a variety of disciplines in MU’s Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum. LTC specializes in teacher preparation and in graduate programming for professionals in education. Students find challenging, yet rewarding, opportunities through MU’s dynamic research centers and projects and are supported by faculty who are subject matter experts.
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies Overview:
In January 1997, the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies became the home for MU's graduate programs in Library Science and Educational Technology as well as a new, interdisciplinary doctoral program in Information Science & Learning Technologies.
Since then, our numbers of faculty and students have more than doubled; our levels of scholarly productivity and grant-funded work are at an all-time high, and our strategic partnerships continue to serve ourselves and others.
Department of Special Education Overview:
We strive to prepare educators to assist children, youth and adults with disabilities to be academically and socially successful life-long learners. The Department of Special Education prepares leaders in education and in related fields. Our graduates become classroom teachers, administrators, professors, consultants, and researchers and they are among the most sought after both within Missouri and nation-wide. Through our multi-disciplinary perspective, our graduates are prepared to excel within their fields and effectively collaborate with others.
The College of Education offers unique graduate programs to meet the needs of aspiring teachers. The SMAR2T program provides a path to certification and an MEd for current professionals while the Teaching Fellowship program leads to an MEd for first year teachers. Learn more:
Many of our graduate degrees are offered online:
For a full list of online degrees
, visit Mizzou Online