At Mizzou Ed, we believe education is the world’s greatest natural resource.


The University of Missouri has been leading the way in education since 1867 as one of the first public universities in the country to establish a college specifically for the training of teachers.

Today, Mizzou Ed prepares students for careers as teachers, principals, superintendents, special educators, school counselors, librarians, policy analysts, researchers, information science technology directors, curriculum leaders and online educators to name just a few of the career options.

Mizzou Ed has been preparing high-quality teachers, educators and other education-related professionals for nearly 150 years.

Pride Points

  • Ranked No. 30 among all public colleges of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Highest performing undergraduate public teacher education program in Missouri (based on last available Praxis II undergraduate exit scores)
  • 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.
  • The MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER), supported in large part by the Hook Center at the College of Education, is the largest and most successful school partnership of its kind in the nation with 349 Missouri schools in 22 districts.
  • 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 (2014–15)

Undergraduate students: 1,213

Graduate students: 1,507

Degrees offered:

  • Doctor of philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of education (EdD)
  • Education specialist (EdSp)
  • Master of education (M Ed)
  • Master of arts (MA)
  • Bachelor of science in education (BS Ed)

Teacher preparation: 16 teacher preparation areas leading to state certification at elementary and secondary levels

Dean: Daniel L. Clay

Academic departments:

Faculty: 130 full-time faculty members

Research funding: $15 million in externally funded grants and contracts

Alumni: 40,000+ worldwide (the largest alumni group in the Mizzou Alumni Association)

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