By reaching out and partnering with a vast array of educational, business and community resources, the College of Education provides opportunities for faculty and students to develop professional connections for improving their careers as well as their communities.
The College of Education offers 6 undergraduate degrees, 32 undergraduate teaching certificates, 6 masters degrees, 2 educational specialist degrees, and 2 doctoral degrees. The University of Missouri–St. Louis' College of Education prepares students for jobs not only in schools, but additionally in museums, zoos, non profit youth serving organizations, businesses, government agencies, national education organizations and art foundations.
Our students learn from a very fine research faculty, which includes 50 full-time faculty, of which 12 are endowed professors and two Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professors. These outstanding individuals are supplemented with over 120 part-time faculty members with years of direct classroom experience and practical expertise. Our programs, from undergraduate through doctoral, are nationally accredited and highly ranked for their professional quality on both state and national measures. Our Counseling program typically ranks in the top ten of programs in the nation in scholarly productivity.
UMSL strategically partners with agencies, schools, businesses and institutions to help students take advantage of local education opportunities. By reaching out and partnering with a vast array of educational, business and community resources, the College of Education provides opportunities for faculty and students to develop professional connections for improving their careers as well as their communities.
Regularly available for student guidance and support, the College of Education's Office of Advising and Student Services (OASIS) offers students an unmatched resource for the planning, development and execution of their degree or degrees in education.
At the undergraduate level, the College of Education offers a BES with emphases areas in Early Childhood, Exercise Science and Wellness, Park and Museum Studies, and Youth and Adult Development. We also offer a BSEd with certifications in Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education with TESOL or Cross Categorical Special Education K - 12; Middle School Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math; Secondary Education English, Math, Science or Social Studies; Spanish and French K - 12, Physical Education K - 12 and Music K - 12.
The College of Education also offers post-graduate certification in the areas of Art Education K -12, elementary education, and secondary education. At the graduate level, UMSL offers degrees for teachers and teacher leaders. The M.Ed. offers a variety of “concentration areas”--some of which are online. Those interested in school leadership may pursue an M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Educational Administration. For those wishing to pursue a doctoral degree, the College of Education also offers Ph.D. and Ed.D. degree paths. Professional learning educational studies courses and programs such as Teach for America and off-campus credit courses are also available.
The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.