Missouri Masters in Education Programs

Do you work as a school administrator or an educator for a school system, museum, non-profit, or government agency? If so and you would like to take your career to the next level, consider earning a Master’s degree in Education from one of the nationally accredited programs from the colleges and universities listed below.


Drury University
School of Education and Child Development

Drury University’s School of Education and Child Development offers several Master’s level programs designed specifically for educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching for those seeking initial teacher certification in Middle School Education with concentrations in Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Language Arts. They also offer Master of Education programs in a variety of specialization areas including the following:

  • Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction 1-6
  • Middle School Education Curriculum and Instruction 5-9 (Concentrations available in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
  • Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction K-12 or 9-12 (Concentrations available in Art K-12, English 9-12, Mathematics 9-12, French K-12, Spanish K-12, Music Vocal or Instrumental K-12, Physical Education 9-12, Social Sciences 9-12, Biology 9-12, Chemistry 9-12, Physics 9-12, Speech and Theatre 9-12, and Journalism 9-12)
  • Gifted K-12
  • Special Education
  • Special Reading
  • Human Services
  • Instructional Mathematics K-8
  • Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Technology/Media

Additional programs suitable for educators include Master of Arts programs in Communication as well as Studio Art and Theory.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-6948


Evangel University
Education Department

The Education Department at Evangel University in Springfield, MO offers several Master’s degrees designed for teachers, administrators, and other educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program and a Master of Science in School Counseling. Master of Education programs are also offered in Educational Leadership, Reading, and Secondary Teaching.

Other programs offered which are applicable to educators include the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, the Master of Music Education, the Master of Music in Performance, and the Master of Organizational Leadership programs.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1111 North Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 865-2815, Ext 7227


Fontbonne University
Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School at Fontbonne University offers numerous educator-related programs. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program for those holding a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial teacher certification. The program is offered leading to certification in several specializations:

  • Art K-12
  • Elementary Education 1-6
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Middle School Education 5-9
  • Secondary Education 9-12 (Concentrations available in Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Science, and Speech and Theatre)
  • Special Education K-12 – Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Fontbonne offers Master of Arts in Education programs in several specialty areas: Reading, Special Education, Diverse Learners, Curriculum and Instruction, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. They offer Master of Arts programs in Art, Early Intervention in Deaf Education, and Theatre. They also offer Master of Science programs in the following:

  • Learning Technologies
  • Human Environmental Sciences (Concentrations available in Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, and Multidisciplinary Health Communication Studies)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Accounting
  • Nonprofit Management

Other educator programs include the Master of Fine Arts in Art program and the Master of Accountancy program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 862-3456


Lincoln University
Graduate Studies / Department of Education

Lincoln University offers several Master’s programs for educators. They offer Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Administration and Supervision (Concentrations available in Elementary, Secondary, K-12, and Special Education)
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Guidance and Counseling (Concentrations available in Elementary, Secondary, or Community Agency)

Master of Arts programs are offered in History, Sociology, and Sociology/Criminal Justice. A Master of Science program is offered in Environmental Sciences.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 681-5000


Maryville University of Saint Louis
School of Education Graduate Programs

The School of Education at Maryville University of Saint Louis offers Master of Arts in Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Leadership (Leading to Principal Certification)
  • Gifted
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading/Literacy
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Unified Science)
  • Teacher as a Leader

Other programs suitable for educators include the Master of Arts programs in Organizational Leadership, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Strategic Communications and Leadership.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 529-9300


Missouri Baptist University
Education Division

Missouri Baptist University offers several Master’s degree programs suited for teachers, administrators, and other educators. For those seeking initial teacher certification, they offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program. For professional educators they offer numerous degree options.

The university offers a Master of Science in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Educational Technology degree. A Master of Arts in School Counseling degree is offered leading to licensure and Elementary Counseling K-8, Secondary Counseling, 7-12, and Elementary plus Secondary Counseling K-12 certifications. A Master of Educational Administration program is also offered to prepare students for a career as either an elementary or secondary school principal.

Other programs offered of interest to educators include the Master of Science programs in Sports Management, Fitness Management, and Criminal Justice as well as the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

One College Park Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 434-1115


Missouri State University
College of Education

Missouri State University’s College of Education offers educators numerous graduate degree options. For those with non-teaching Bachelor’s degrees seeking to become a teacher, the school offers the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

The College of Education offers lots of programs for professional educators as well. Master of Science in Education programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • Counseling (Concentrations available in Elementary School Counseling, Secondary School Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling)
  • Early Childhood and Family Development
  • Educational Administration (Concentrations available in Elementary Principal K-8 and Secondary Principal 9-12)
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education (Concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning, and Conservation Education)
  • Reading/Literacy K-12
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Agriculture Education, Art Education, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Geography, History, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Social Science, and Speech and Theatre Education)
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blindness and Low Vision, Developmental Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Disabilities, and Orientation and Mobility)
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education

Other colleges withing Missouri State University offer additional Master of Science and Master of Arts programs suitable for educators. Some of the programs offered include the following fields of study:

  • Accountancy
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (Concentrations available in Speech-Language Pathology and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • Computer Information Systems
  • English (Concentrations available in Creative Writing, Literature, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/TESOL)
  • Geography and Geology (Concentrations available in Geology, Human Geography and/or Planning, and Physical Geography)
  • History (Concentrations available in American Studies, Global Area Studies, and US and World Track)
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music (Concentrations available in Conducting, Music Education, Music Pedagogy, Music Theory and Composition, and Performance)
  • Natural and Applied Science
  • Plant Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre
  • Writing (Concentrations available in Rhetoric and Composition as well as Technical and Professional Writing)
  • Psychology (Concentrations available in Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

They also offer a Master of Social Work degree program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5335


Northwest Missouri State University
Graduate School

The Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University offers education students many Master’s degree options. They offer a Master of Science in Education degree in Teaching leading to initial teacher certfication for a variety of specialty areas including:

  • Agriculture
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Learners
  • History
  • Instructional Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Additional Master of Science in Education programs are offered for professional educators in the following specializations:

  • Educational Leadership (Concentrations available in Elementary, Secondary, and K-12)
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • English
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership

The university offers additional programs suitable for educators. They offer Master of Arts programs in History and Engish (additional concentrations available in Pedogogy and Speech). Master of Science programs are offered in Agriculture, Applied Computer Science, Applied Health and Sports Science, Biology, Geographic Information Science, and Recreation). They also offer a Master of Music Education.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
(800) 633-1175


Saint Louis University
College of Education and Public Service

The College of Education and Public Service at Saint Louis University offers several options to those seeking a Master’s degree in the field of Education.

They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching as well as Master of Arts programs in several specializations including the following:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Foundations
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Special Education, Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Mentally Handicapping Conditions)
  • Student Personnel Administration
  • Catholic Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Educational Administration

They also offer a Master of Social Work degree program.

Other colleges at Saint Louis University offer Master’s programs applicable to educators. They offer Master of Science degrees in the following areas of study:

  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology (Concentrations available in Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

Master of Arts programs are available in the following areas:

  • American Studies
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Historical Theology
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

3500 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-3292


Southeast Missouri State University
School of Graduate Studies

A variety of Master’s degree programs for educators are offered by the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. The university offers many Master of Arts programs in the following specializations

  • Athletic Administration
  • Career Counseling
  • Community Counseling
  • Communication Disorders
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education (Concentrations available in Reading, Early Childhood, and Math/Science)
  • English (Concentrations available in English Studies and Professional Writing)
  • Exceptional Child Education (Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical, Autism, and Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Higher Education Administration (Concentrations available in Higher Education Administration, Higher Education Counseling, and Athletic Administration)
  • History
  • Human Environmental Studies (Concentrations available in Dietetics/Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising, Gerontology, Hospitality Management, and Interior Design)
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Middle School Education (Concentrations available in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
  • Public History (Concentrations available in Historic Preservation and Heritage Education)
  • School Administration (Concentrations available in Elementary School Administration, Middle School Administration, Secondary School Administration, Special Education Director, Career Education Director, Athletic Director, and Superintendent of Schools)
  • School Counseling (Concentrations available in Elementary, Secondary, and K-12)
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Agriculture Education, Art Education, Biology, Unified Science: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Unified Science: Chemistry, English, Family/Consumer Science, French, German, Industrial Education, Physics, Unified Science: Physics, Physical Education, Music Education, and Social Studies)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Southeast offers Master of Natural Science programs in the following fields of study:

  • Biology
  • Applied Chemistry (Concentrations available in Traditional Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Concentrations available in Elementary Science, Middle School Science, and Secondary Science)

They offer a Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science, Environmental Science, and Technology Management. A Master of Arts Education program and a Master of Public Administration program are also offered.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Dempster Hall 249/250
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2192


Truman State University
Graduate Studies

Truman State University offers the Master of Arts in Education degree in the following specializations to those seeking initial teacher certification:

  • Elementary Education 1-6
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Art Pk-12/K-9, Biology 9-12, Chemistry 9-12, English 9-12, Physical Education PK-12/K-9, French PK-12/K-9, Spanish PK-12/K-9, Mathematics 9-12, Music Instumental PK-12, Music Vocal PK-12, Physics 9-12, Social Sciences/History 9-12, Unified Science Biology 9-12, Unified Science Chemistry 9-12, and Unified Physics 9-12)
  • Special Education – Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical K-12

In addition to those specializations listed above, professional educators can also specialize in Early Childhood PK-3, General Science 9-12, and Health PK-12/K-9.

The university offers several Master of Arts degree programs in the following fields of study:

  • English
  • Leadership
  • Counseling
  • Communication Disorders
  • Music (Concentrations available in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Musicology/Theory)

They also offer a Master of Accountancy program and a Master of Science in Biology with concentrations available in Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Physiology, Genetics, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

McClain Hall #203
100 East Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4109


University of Central Missouri
Graduate Studies

The Graduate School at University of Central Missouri offers a wide variety of Master’s programs for teachers, administrators, and other educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program for those seeking initial teacher certification.

Central Missouri offers Master of Science in Education programs for professional teachers in several specializations including Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Literacy Education, K-12 Education/Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary Education/Curriculum & Instruction, School Administration, and Special Education.

Other programs are available to professional educators as well. Master of Arts programs are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Accountancy
  • Communication
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Music (Concentrations available in Conducting, Music History and Literature, Kodaly, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and Theory and Composition)
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Theatre

Master of Science programs are also offered in the following fields of study:

  • Biology
  • Career and Technical Education Leadership
  • College Student Personnel Administration
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling
  • Educational Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Library Science and Information Services
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Social Gerontology
  • Technology
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4621


University of Missouri – Kansas City
School of Graduate Studies

University of Missouri – Kansas City’s School of Graduate Studies offers numerous Degrees for educators. They offer applicable Master of Arts programs in the following fields of study:

  • Art (Studio Art)
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Counseling and Guidance (Concentrations available in Consumer and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Gerontological Counseling)
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Education Birth-3, Elementary Education 1-6, Learning Technologies, Multicultural Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/TESOL, and Secondary Education with subject matter specialties in Art, English, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Studies)
  • Economics
  • Educational Administration (Concentrations available in School Administration PK-12 and Higher Education)
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Reading Education
  • Romance Languages and Literature
  • Special Education
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Master of Science programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biology (Cellular and Molecular)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Finance
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics

Numerous other educator-related degree programs also exist. They offer Master of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing and Media Arts, Theatre/Acting and Directing, and Theatre/Design and Technology. Master of Music programs are offered in a variety of concentrations including Conducting, Performance, Music Composition, Music History and Literature, and Music Theory. Master of Music Education, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Social Work programs are available as well.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

5100 Rockhill Road, AC 300F
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-1301


University of Missouri – Saint Louis
Graduate School / College of Education

The College of Education at University of Missouri – Saint Louis offers Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Adult Education
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Concentration available in Career Counseling)
  • School Counseling (Concentrations available in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling)
  • Educational Administration
  • Elementary Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Education, Reading, and General Curriculum)
  • Higher Education
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Curriculum and Instruction, General Curriculum, Middle Level Education, Reading, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/TESOL)
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Cross Categorical Disabilities, and Early Childhood Special Education)

The Master of Education in Secondary Education can also be used to gain initial teacher certification. They also offer a Master of Music Education degree program.

Numerous other Master’s level degree programs are suitable for professional educators. UMSL offers Master of Arts programs in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (Concentrations available in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience)

Master of Science programs are offered in the following fields of study:

  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Gerontology
  • Information Systems
  • Physics

Additional programs are also offered. They include a Master of Accounting program, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, a Master of Public Policy Administration program, and a Master of Social Work program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

421 Woods Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5900


Webster University
School of Eduation Graduate Programs

Webster University in St. Louis offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs in the following specializations for those seeking initial teacher certification:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Art K-12, English 9-12, French 9-12, German 9-12, Journalism 9-12, Mathematics 9-12, Music K-12, Social Studies 9-12, Spanish 9-12, Unified Science: Biology 9-12)

Many other Master’s programs are available to professional educators to further develop their skills. Master of Arts programs are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Art
  • Applied Educational Psychology
  • Communication Arts
  • Counseling (Concentrations available in Community Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling, School Guidance and Counseling, and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education and Innovation
  • Gerontology
  • Human Resources Development
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics for Educators
  • Media Literacy
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Social Science
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Inclusive Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Severe Developmental Disabilities)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language/ TESL

Master of Science degree programs suitable for educators are offered in disciplines such as Computer Science/Distributed Systems, Finance, and Forensic Accounting.

Other programs worth noting include the Master of Educational Technology program, the Master of Public Administration program, and the Master of Music program with concentrations available in Composition, Jazz Studies, Performance, Orchestral Performance, Church Music, and Music Education.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 968-6900

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