College of Education


Accelerated master's option.Indicates accelerated graduate program is available



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.

Childhood Education and Family Studies, Dr. Denise D. Cunningham, 417-836-3262

  • Early Childhood Education (Birth-grade 3)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)

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

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

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education, Dr. Barri E. Tinkler, 417-836-5392

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

Reading, Foundations, and Technology, Dr. Stephanie P. Huffman, 417-836-6769

  • Middle School (5-9):
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
  • Additional Middle School endorsements can be added in:
    • Agriculture*
    • Drama*
    • Speech*

Secondary Education (9-12 and K-12), Dr. Karen Engler, 417-836-6204

  • Agriculture (9-12)
  • Art (K-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
    • 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 Missouri state teacher certification should contact Professional Education Certification. This office provides a program evaluation and transcript analysis service for initial certificates (fee required), advisement and assistance to gain certification and/or additional endorsements.