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.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Mizzou CEHD 30th among public universities and 15th for online graduate programs.. In the area of research, the college’s grant expenditures in FY 2020 totaled more than $21.5 million.