The University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development (Mizzou CEHD) prepares and supports professionals in education, information, lifespan, and intervention sciences that improve the quality of life and economic development for the people of Missouri, the nation and the world.

The college’s mission is fulfilled by taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach across a wide range of disciplines and professions, including educator preparation, leadership, counseling, early childhood education, special education, higher education, public policy, family and lifespan development, information sciences and technology.

The college is a national leader in the preparation of educators with its top-rated graduate degree programs and a teacher preparation program that emphasizes early hands-on field experiences for future teachers. There are more than 50,000 living alumni worldwide.

In the area of research, the college’s grant expenditures in FY 2020 totaled more than $21.5 million.

Learn more about the history of the College

Pride Points

  • Ranked #7, Student Counseling and Personnel Services, best graduate programs, 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #16, Special Education, best graduate programs, 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #20, Library and Information Studies, best graduate programs, 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • The College of Education & Human Development ranked #41 among all colleges of education in U.S. by 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • The College of Education & Human Development ranked in top 5% in the nation among best online graduate education programs in U.S. by 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • Human Development & Family Science is ranked in the top 25 by collegefactual.com.
  • 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.
  • The College of Education & Human Development 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 (Fall, 2020)

Enrollment:

  • Undergraduate students: 1,022
  • Graduate students: 1,790
  • From 50 states and 41 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 Science in Human Development and Family Science (BS HDFS)
  • 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: 50,000+ alumni

Student scholarships: $700,000+ awarded annually

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