Professionals interested in advancing their careers in education can pursue a variety of disciplines in the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum (LTC) and the Department of Special Education. We specialize in teacher preparation and in graduate programming for professionals in education. Students find challenging yet rewarding opportunities through MU’s dynamic research centers and projects and are supported by faculty who are subject-matter experts.

Consider the Department of Teaching and Learning at MU if you:

  • Want to advance as a professional in education through a field specialization
  • Enjoy exercising independent judgment;
  • Desire to help all learners achieve success and strengthen the future through education.

Tradition of Excellence

In the early 1900s, Mark Twain accepted an honorary degree from MU on the steps of Jesse Hall. In the 1950s and ’60s, A. Sterl Artley, a College of Education graduate and then professor, helped an entire generation of students learn to read through his work on the Dick and Jane book series.

Today, our department continues this tradition of excellence in addressing pressing issues for children, educators and citizens. Our projects and centers focus on improving life for learners in all environments.

Our graduates go on to become some of the most successful and best-prepared classroom teachers. They’re among the most sought after within Missouri and nationwide.