College of Education

The University of Central Missouri has been focused on teacher education since our founding in 1871.

UCM has an excellent reputation in the state and region for educator preparation. Today, nearly 80 percent of College of Education alumni are teaching in Missouri schools, representing UCM in more than 75 percent of the state’s school districts. UCM offers a wide variety of education degrees and certifications. A number of our programs and courses are offered online so you can fit them into your schedule. As an undergraduate, you’ll follow our distinctive co-teaching model, which will provide you with a more realistic teaching experience.

Academic Advising

The Success Advising Center is UCM's transformative model for student success and college completion. Your Success Advisor will be your biggest help at UCM when it comes to selecting courses, enrolling and keeping you on track to graduate. Schedule an appointment with a Success Advisor today! 



UCM is the longest continuously NCATE-accredited public institution in Missouri. Today, all programs remain fully accredited.



Advanced Programs

You can deepen your professional knowledge and skills through UCM’s graduate and advanced programs.

Graduate Studies at UCM



UCM offers multiple scholarships for students in the College of Education. Each school has additional, unique scholarship opportunities for its students.

College of Education Scholarships


THRIVE Program

The THRIVE Program prepares students with disabilities to transition to independent living and find employment.

THRIVE Program

Students working in the Collaboration Zone

Collaboration Zone

The Collaboration Zone is a resource station. The CZ is open to all students as a study or social space as well as provides access to learning materials. 

Collaboration Zone



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