Education is a complex and rewarding field. It takes many types of education professionals to prepare our children, youth and adults for an ever-changing world. 
Our College of Education’s faculty, staff, and community partners are committed to providing experiences to build the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in multiple education settings and occupations. These careers include teachers, principals, and superintendents for K-12 districts, schools, and classrooms; teachers and administrators for informal education organizations like museums, zoos, and nature centers; counselors and mental health professionals for schools, hospitals, corporate employee assistance programs, clinics, and private settings; adult educators and trainers for a variety of career and vocational centers; and higher education leaders and instructors for community colleges, career technical schools, and four-year colleges and universities.

StudentStudying at a research university such as UMSL provides the edge that professional educators need to consistently excel in their field. Our students learn from one of the finest faculties in the country, including 70 full-time faculty, 14 endowed professors and three Curator’s Teaching Professors, and over 120 part-time faculty with years of direct classroom experience. Our Counseling and Family Therapy program is ranked fifth in the nation.
We graduate outstanding professional educators who are knowledgeable in their field and confident in their abilities. The College offers six undergraduate degrees, 32 undergraduate teaching certificates, six Masters degrees, two Educational Specialist degrees, and two Doctoral degrees.


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Athletic Coach Instructional Coordinator School Psychologist
Athletic Director Marriage/Family Counselor School Superintendent
Corporate Trainer Mental Health Educator Secondary Educator
College/University Administrator Museum Director/Educator Special Education Educator
Early Childhood Educator Physical Education Educator Substance Abuse Counselor
Elementary Educator School Counselor Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Employment Counselor School Principal Youth Serving Organizations