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This degree is part of the Elementary Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

This program allows you to participate in advanced research-based courses in literacy, reading, mathematics education, science education and social studies education. It is only offered on campus and does not lead to certification.

Degree Requirements

To receive a MEd degree in elementary education, you must complete 32 hours of graduate-level coursework. This coursework includes nine hours of core courses in elementary education and six hours of research courses.

Visit Mizzou’s course catalog for a sample plan of study.


You must meet two sets of minimum qualifications in order to be considered for admission:

A committee of faculty members reviews your application’s credentials. You are not guaranteed admission even if you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the Graduate Studies application, you must submit the following materials to the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)