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.

College of Education Centennial Celebration

The University of Central Missouri’s College of Education is celebrating its centennial during the 2019–2020 academic year. From its early roots as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District of Missouri, the University of Central Missouri has had a longstanding tradition of producing quality educators to prepare the next generation of students. This year the university celebrates the centennial of its College of Education (COE), dating back to the naming of Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1919. 

Special events during the centennial year are being planned around the theme, “My Central, My Legacy”. Activities will range from honoring outstanding alumni educators to publicly unveiling a vision for the college's future.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

  • July 26: Golf Tournament at Mules National Golf Club in Warrensburg. registration is available online at http://ucmfoundation.org/coe100th.
  • August 15: Ribbon Cutting for Legacy Suite in Lovinger Education Building
  • October 25 & 26: College of Education Centennial Celebration Weekend

The Legacy Suite will be used to support philanthropic personnel serving the college and its students, and will be accessible to college alumni. We hope you will join us on the golf course and on campus to remember the College of Education's legacy and prepare for its future!

 

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! 

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College of Education Leadership

Meet the faculty and staff in the Dean's Office of the College of Education.

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Accreditations

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

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Graduate Studies at UCM

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

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THRIVE Program

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

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