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!

UMSL Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Josh Evans, the coordinator of the UMSL Veterans Center, welcomed the assembled crowd and introduced student veteran and music major Krishaun Dotson-Orange, who played “Reveille” and “To the Color” on his trumpet as a color guard from UMSL’s Army ROTC program raised the American flag.

Area Assistant Principals Complete Character Education focused Emerging Leaders Academy 

Twenty local school administrators recently graduated from the Character Education focused Emerging Leaders Academy. The professional development program for St. Louis area assistant principals is an initiative of the Leadership Academy in Character Education program created by the Center for Character and Citizenship, which is housed in the UMSL College of Education. Through the workshops, participants gain knowledge, skills and resources needed to realize character education programs in their schools. 

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Conversations in Education Series: “Every Educator is a Chief Empathy Officer”

The Circle of Educators invites you to join us for the Conversations in Education Series virtual event on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 featuring Dr. Thomas R. Hoerr, nationally-recognized educator, author, and speaker, as he discusses social-emotional learning. This interactive and stimulating virtual conversation will help educators learn best practices for nurturing and supporting students and colleagues in our educational and community workspaces.

RSVP by Thursday, January 13, 2022  or call 314-516-5833

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Education alumna Elizabeth Bleier invests in the region’s future as executive director of Teach For America St. Louis

Teach For America St. Louis named Elizabeth Bleier executive director. Bleier originally came to St. Louis through a Teach For America placement, earning her teaching certificate and an MA in special education at the UMSL College of Education.

Education and English alumna Eleanor Taylor connects to students and family history through language learning

Eleanor Taylor, an education and English alumna, was one of seven finalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Taylor has also taken opportunities to travel the globe, expanding her horizons and understanding of language education. 

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Teach in 12 graduate Scott Boyd goes from graphic design to teaching

After working as a graphic designer for an apparel company, Scott Boyd decided to pursue a career in education. Boyd completed the College of Education’s Teach in 12 program and is working as an art teacher at Lucas Crossing School Complex in the Normandy Schools Collaborative.

Best Health Degrees rates UMSL clinical mental health counseling MEd 13th in US

Best Health Degrees ranked the University of Missouri–St. Louis Master of Education in Counseling with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling Top 13 on its list “25 Best Counseling Master’s Programs for 2022.” Among the 25 programs recognized, UMSL has the only program ranked in Missouri.

UMSL celebrating first-generation students

UMSL is celebrating first-generation students, who face unique challenges navigating the college environment without family members who’ve been through it to answer their questions and lend support. The Opportunity Scholars Program is one UMSL initiative directed at supporting first-generation students. 

A revamped Sue Shear Leadership Academy returns to campus

UMSL students Beauty Cooper (left) and Tori Tappe were part of a cohort of six women who participated in the Sue Shear Leadership Academy this summer. The program, held virtually this year, is an intensive six-day leadership development program designed to inspire women’s civic engagement and leadership through political and community involvement.


Coming Soon: Newly Redesigned Focus for the M.Ed. in Higher Education degree program

Are you a K-12 educator who aspires to best prepare students for life after high school? The College of Education announces a redesigned focus for our 100% online, 30-credit hour Master of Education in Higher Education degree program with a specialization in College Access, Career Readiness, and Student Services Leadership. Join us to learn how you can empower students and transform the future of workforce readiness and college access. 

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. Come check out our campus and stop by the College of Education!  Virtual tours are also available.

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David A. Stofer, Ed.S.

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