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The College of Education at UMSL aims to provide authentic, in-depth learning experiences to prepare current and future education professionals for transformative roles in their communities and careers. Our programs are designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, experience and perspectives they need to become innovators and leaders in their chosen fields. The department offers a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, as well as certificate programs and an alternative accelerated teacher certification program. Whether you are interested in early childhood education, special education, educational administration, counseling, or any number of other fields, the UMSL College of Education has a program that can help you achieve your goals. Your impactful career in education starts here. Find the program that is right for you and apply today!

If you are a prospective student with questions about program requirements, transfer credits, or other questions related to your application, fill out this form to contact our advising team.

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs provide students with the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed for a rewarding career in teaching and related fields.

Undergraduate Programs


Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer immersive and advanced education, providing educators with skills to enhance teaching, research, and leadership abilities.

Graduate Programs

Alternative Certification

The department offers four Alternative Teacher Certification programs that empower degree holders to become successful teachers faster than traditional programs.

Alternative Certification



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Beginning Teachers Assistance Program

A four-week, 18-hour, online workshop designed to meet the needs of beginning teachers. BTAP is open to all novice teachers in Missouri and satisfies the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirement for participation in a university/college-sponsored mentoring program.

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The advising office aims to help you achieve your academic and career goals by providing personalized support, including guidance on requirements, career paths, course selection, and more.

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Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience opportunities enable you to work alongside experienced educators, gain teaching experience, and develop practical skills to increase your confidence in the classroom.

Real Life Experience