We hope you will enjoy learning more about the UMSL College of Education!
We hope you will enjoy learning more about the UMSL College of Education!

College of Education earns full accreditation from Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation reaffirmed the quality of UMSL’s teacher preparation when it awarded the full seven-year accreditation to the College of Education’s initial teacher certification programs.

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The Dr. Matthew D. Davis Research Symposium
Sat., August 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the life and impact of Dr. Matthew D. Davis as he transformed education for over 50 UMSL doctoral students, most of whom are students of color. Hear exciting and insightful research by the Class of 2021, and witness the official naming of the Dr. Matthew D. Davis Racial & Social Justice Institute in his honor.

New class for Teachers and Programmers!

Are you a teacher who wants to learn how to program, or are you a computer programmer who wants to learn how to teach? The UMSL College of Education announces an exciting course that will provide you with the tools to impact the next generation of IT professionals!

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Education alumnus James Young wins Ferguson-Florissant School District Teacher of the Year

James Young, sixth-grade musical theatre teacher at Johnson-Wabash Sixth Grade Center, was named Ferguson-Florissant School District’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. 
Education alumna Alicia Leathers named new middle school principal at Lift for Life Academy

Alicia Leathers, an UMSL College of Education graduate, will be the new middle school principal at Lift for Life Academy this school year. 

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Education alumna Paula D. Knight beginning new role as Jennings superintendent

UMSL came to mind immediately for Dr. Knight to pursue her graduate degree in education.  The master’s program in education challenged Knight, and she recommends it to anyone interested in pushing themselves to become a better educator.

Education alumna Deitra Colquitt selected for Voices of Change Writing Fellowship

Deitra Colquitt, a four-time graduate of the UMSL College of Education and co-principal at Pershing Elementary School, is one of eight educators in the United States to take part in the paid fellowship. 

Educators from across St. Louis take part in IT Career Summit hosted by UMSL College of Education

Educators heard from industry leaders to hear about the needs of the business community. The summit also helped them think through how to effectively connect high school students to the workforce. 


  • Sat., August 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
  • September - December 2021
Social Justice in Education Graduate Certificate
The Dr. Matthew D. Davis Racial & Social Justice Institute offers the opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds to come together in pursuit of social justice and racial equity for society. We welcome professionals from traditional and non-traditional education backgrounds and industries to join the program.

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Elementary Mathematics Specialist Certification
A two-year, online/campus-based, cohort program providing content preparation, school-based internship, and leadership courses leading to Missouri's add-on Elementary Mathematics Specialist certification.

K-12 Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate

A 15-credit-hour program available in both an online and hybrid format that can be completed in as little as 12 months. You may apply earned credit hours from this program toward a master’s degree in K-12 Administration and/or Curriculum and Instruction.

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Master of Science Applied Behavioral Analysis

A 39-hour, online-based graduate program meeting the requirements for national Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) certification and leading to eligibility to sit for the national BCBA examination.

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In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours

In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours

Admissions team members in the Welcome Center have been conducting in-person tours throughout the summer. Come check out our campus and stop by the College of Education! The University of Missouri–St. Louis is taking recommended safety measures to ensure the health and wellness of our UMSL community and campus guests. Review our visitor procedures for more information.

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David A. Stofer

Recruitment Coordinator
UMSL College of Education

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