School of Education: Graduate Programs

Graduate Education

Already a teacher?

If you are already certified, look primarily at our Curriculum & Instruction program to advance your career and salary as a classroom teacher, or upgrade your existing teaching certificate to an advanced certificate. Our Literacy program allows you to add an advanced certificate in Special Reading and our TESL program allows you to add an advanced certificate in ELL.

Looking to sharpen your skills with Special Education students in your classroom or add the Special Education certification to your credentials through exam? Our Graduate Certificate in Special Education will prepare you in your transition!

Want to be a teacher?

If your undergraduate degree did not lead to teaching certification, browse our Special Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, or Secondary Education degree options to earn your master’s and become certified to teach in Missouri at the same time, with the option to easily add Kansas licensure.

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*If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree yet, you’ll want to start with a BS or a BA in Education degree program.

Don’t want to teach K-12?

We offer a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program that focuses on teaching adults, either abroad or in non-traditional adult education classroom environments.

This program does not require any previous teaching experience or certifications.

Find a program below that interests you to learn more about how it relates to your career goals.

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
  • MAEd in Literacy (K-12 Special Reading certification)
  • MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MAEd in TESL (K-12 ELL certification)
  • MAEd in TESL (adult education or teachabroad)

The following programs lead to initial teacher certification:

  • MAEd in Elementary Education
  • MAEd in Middle School Education
    • Language Arts certification
    • Math certification
    • Science certification
    • Social Studies certification
  • MAEd in Secondary Education
    • Art (K-12) certification
    • Biology certification
    • Business certification
    • Chemistry certification
    • English certification
    • Physical Education certification
    • Social Studies certification
    • Speech/Theater certification
  • MAEd in Special Education

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