College of Education


Accelerated master's option.Indicates accelerated graduate program is available for students in this major.



Missouri State Board of Education approved programs

The following professional education programs have received continuing accreditation by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for purposes of teacher preparation and certification.

School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences, Dr. Denise D. Cunningham, 417-836-3262

  • Early Childhood Education (Birth-grade 3)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Middle School (5-9):
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
  • Additional Middle School endorsements can be added in:
    • Agriculture*
    • Drama*
    • Speech*

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dr. Alana R. Mantie-Kozlowski, 417-836-5368

  • Speech/Language Specialist (K-12)
  • Deaf/Hearing Impaired (Birth-grade 12)

School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies, Dr. Marjorie C. Shavers, 417-836-5392

  • Special Education:
    • Mild/Moderate: Cross Categorical (K-12)
    • Blind and Partially Sighted (Birth-grade 12)

Secondary Education (9-12 and K-12), Dr. Andrew H. Homburg, 417-836-6204

  • Agriculture (9-12)
  • Art (K-12)
  • Business Education (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
    • English Language Learners (K-12)*
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (K-12)
  • History (Social Science) (9-12)
  • Language, Modern (K-12)
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Music (K-12)
    • Instrumental
    • Vocal/Choral
  • Physical Education (K-12)
    • Driver's Education (9-12)*
    • Health (K-12)*
  • Speech/Theatre (9-12)

*Only available as an additional area of certification. Student must be concurrently enrolled in another area of Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary Education.

Teacher certification (postbaccalaureate)

Students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree and are seeking state of Missouri teacher certification should contact the Office of Professional Education Certification. Learn more: Professional Education Certification



Barri E. Tinkler, PhD

Associate dean

Reesha M. Adamson, PhD


Hill Hall, Room 200