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The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 317,000 alumni, Mizzou is an important investment for the state and nation.

MU students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. AAU membership helps Mizzou attract external funding and recruit top faculty and students.

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, Mizzou has more than 300 degree programs, including more than 90 online options, and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.

The University of Missouri was one of the first state universities to establish normal instruction for educators at a collegiate level, and for the past 150 years the College of Education has prepared the succeeding generations of teachers—along with policymakers, educational researchers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, administrators, librarians, user-experience experts, leaders and scholars.

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  • Columbia, MO
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I chose Mizzou Ed because of my passion, caring and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. I never thought I would grow up and become a teacher, but now I cannot picture myself in any other major. My professors who are part of Mizzou Ed inspire me daily and force me to think deeper. Mizzou Ed truly wants you to become the best educator you can be.

Amanda Struble

University of Missouri-Columbia
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Bachelor’s & certification
BSEd with Teacher Certification
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

Although students choose Mizzou for a variety of reasons, most choose education for the same reason: to help all learners achieve.

Our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that all teacher education candidates will be successful and competent professional educators. As a research-intensive institution, faculty members engage in scholarship that directly informs the practice of teaching and teacher education. Candidates have the unique opportunity to complete their coursework in classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

All the teacher education programs involve intensive field-based experiences beginning sophomore year. Both elementary and special education programs culminate in a year-long senior year internship that provides opportunities for candidates to develop strong relationships with students and staff in one school.

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  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
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    Program Start
  • Nov. 15, 2021
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Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
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Cost Offsets
Students at University of Missouri-Columbia have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Missouri-Columbia to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Approximately $550,000 in college scholarships are offered. Pell eligible students from Missouri pay no tuition or fees. Honors college students who are Pell eligible also receive housing and board costs.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study opportunities are available. Candidates can also choose to find employment while enrolled. Opportunities include positions with programs affiliated with the College of Education, such as, A Way With Words and Numbers and Jumpstart. https://career.missouri.edu/work-study-employment/

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Agriculture Education 9-12
Biology 9-12
Chemistry 9-12
Chinese K-12
Early Childhood Education Birth-3
Elementary Education 1-6
English 9-12
English Language Learners K-12
French Pre-K-12
German Pre-K-12
Instrumental Music K-12
Language Arts 5-9
Mathematics 5-9
Mathematics 9-12
Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
Physics 9-12
Science 5-9
Social Sciences 5-9
Social Sciences 9-12
Spanish K-12

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Students begin with experiences in settings with children during their first year. MU offers subject-specific methods courses that prepare teachers for teaching specific content as well as working with diverse student populations. For example, secondary mathematics students take three methods courses designed specifically for teaching high school mathematics. The program is organized in three developing phases:
  • Phase I: The Foundation (Freshman and Sophomore years)

  • Phase II: Specific Focus (Junior year and part of Senior year)

  • Phase III: Student Teaching (Senior year)

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring & Coaching

  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence

Total Enrollment
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
Program Completers
Acceptance Rate
  • Male
  • Female
  • 17%
  • 83%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 4%
  • 5%
  • 0%
  • 86%
  • 3%
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