Master of Education

The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed for professional educators who want to develop their professional expertise and advance their career in education. Utilizing the field's most current research and accepted educational theories, the program prepares students for leadership roles as teachers, administrators or professionals who want to make a lasting impact in their schools and in the field of education.

Master of Education Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

About This Program

The MEd program at CMU is primarily designed for the growth and advancement of teaching professionals:

  • Complete requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to advance through the tiered levels of teacher classifications
  • Specific coursework can fulfill some requirements for obtaining additional content area endorsements or certification areas of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Students pursuing the M.Ed. on the Fayette campus can choose from five concentration areas: Professional Teaching, Mathematics, Athletic Administration, Special Education, and Political Science
  • Concentration area coursework may be available online to M.Ed. students taking classes at CGES centers; speak with an advisor for details
  • The M.Ed. program does not lead to state teacher licensure

Degrees Available

Graduate Certificates

The Graduate Program in education offers a number of post-baccalaureate certificates. Graduate certificates consist of a series of graduate courses focused on addressing skills and competencies to respond to an emerging need or specific area of interest within the professional community. Students typically apply as "non-degree seeking" with the understanding that their enrollment period is for the duration of the certificate. Degree-seeking graduate students are also eligible to earn graduate certificates as a part of their graduate degree program. Certificates available include: Special Education, Instructional Technology, and Athletic Administration.

Other CMU Master's Programs

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a Master of Education must meet the requirements for acceptance into the graduate education program.  

Master of Education Requirements