University of Missouri College of Education 150th Anniversary logo - Investing in Education - Established 1867

Since 1867, the College of Education has led innovations to improve the quality of life in Missouri and beyond. We strive to become the premier College of Education in the nation.

  • We collaborate with others to overcome challenges in education.
  • We design our academic programs and student services so that we are “student ready” to facilitate success.
  • We generate research and outreach solutions that enhance the lives of children, families, and communities.
  • We provide professional development, consulting, tools, and coaching to strengthen organizations and schools.
  • We focus on creating an inclusive and caring environment where all feel welcome.
Learn more about the history of the College

Pride Points

  • Ranked #3, Student Counseling and Personnel Services, best graduate programs, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #21, Special Education, best graduate programs, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #22, Library and Information Studies, best graduate programs, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • Mizzou Ed ranked #36 among all colleges of education in U.S. by 2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • Mizzou Ed ranked in top 12% in the nation among best online graduate education programs in U.S. by 2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS), supported in large part by the University of Missouri Center for SW-PBS, is the largest statewide program focused on schoolwide positive behavior support with more than 800 participating schools in 220 districts across Missouri.
  • Outreach efforts in every county in Missouri
  • The MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER), supported in large part by the Hook Center at the College of Education, is one of the largest and most successful school partnerships of its kind in the nation.
  • Mizzou Ed has more graduate students than any other college or school at Mizzou and was the first college at Mizzou to offer a degree completely online. The college offers more online options than any other college or school at Mizzou.

At a Glance (Spring, 2019)


  • Undergraduate students: 845
  • Graduate students: 1,602
  • From 47 states and 51 countries

Degrees offered:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Education Specialist (EdSp)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BS Ed)
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies (BES)

Teacher preparation: 14 teacher preparation areas leading to state certification from early childhood to secondary levels (or PK-12)

Academic departments:

Faculty: 125 full-time faculty members

Average class sizes: 17 undergrad; 10 graduate

Average GPA: 3.45

Research funding: $45 million in externally funded grants and contracts

Alumni: 40,000+ alumni

Student scholarships: $530,000+ awarded to more than 270 undergraduate and graduate students

Founded in: 1867 as one of the first public universities in the nation to establish a college specifically for the development of teachers