School of Education: Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Already a teacher?

If you are already certified, look primarily at our MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction program to advance your career and salary as a classroom teacher, or upgrade your existing teaching certification to an Advanced Certification. Our MAEd in Literacy program allows you to add an Advanced Certification in Special Reading and our MAEd in TESL program allows you to add an Advanced Certification in ELL. Students may choose to just pursue an Advanced Certification to add to their credentials without completing a full master’s degree.

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

Want to be a teacher?

If your undergraduate degree did not lead to teaching certification, browse certification options within our Graduate Initial Teacher Certification program to become certified to teach in Missouri , with the option to easily add Kansas licensure. This program easily bridges into our MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction once certification is earned.

*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.

Graduate Programs

Learn more about Initial Teacher Certification

  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • K-12 Education
    • Art
    • Music: Instrumental
    • Music: Vocal
    • Physical Education
    • Special Education
  • Middle School Education (5-9)
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Secondary Education (9-12)
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Marketing
    • Social Studies
    • Speech & Theater

Why get your Master’s degree in Education?

A Master of Arts degree in Education (MAEd) comes with a number of important benefits. An MAEd makes you more appealing to employers. If you want to teach university classes, you’ll need your master’s degree. In addition, you’ll find your MAEd will:

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