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Why Choose UCM

UCM was founded in 1871 to satisfy the need for qualified teachers throughout the state and country. These decades of experience have pushed the College of Education to be one of the best teacher education programs in the state. Graduating with a degree from UCM guarantees that you are skilled and capable to ensure success for all learners.

The teacher education program at UCM is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and individual programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The College of Education also offers multiple graduate programs. The counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The school administration programs are developed around the professional standards of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium. A master’s degree in educational technology is also offered.

The Clinical Services and Certification office provides guidance and supervision to students who desire to enter the teacher education program, obtain certification as an educator and complete student teaching. This office is a vital resource to our students. With such a strong history of teacher education and amazing resources, there’s no wonder why our students choose UCM.