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

College of Education’s impact by the numbers

The UMSL College of Education has played a dominant role in the regional education workforce. College of Education graduates, especially those with advanced or terminal degrees, become leaders and champions for their students across the region.   

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Rise Up St. Louis

Nikki Hurless wins ACES scholarship for counseling PhD research

Nikki Hurless received the 2020-2021 ACES Graduate Student Scholarship for her dissertation research on the role personal histories of trauma play in relationships between counselor trainees and clinical supervisors.

Spanish Language graduate chooses UMSL Education for her M.Ed Degree

Nicole Newman graduated with a BA in Spanish and will enter UMSL’s College of Education M.Ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling program this fall with the intention of becoming a bilingual therapist.

A cohort of UMSL COE doctoral graduates benefits science education at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School

All four members of the Science department at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School hold doctoral degrees from the UMSL College of Education. They comprise the only multi-faculty science department in the state in which each member has a terminal degree.

ABAI Annual Convention Features UMSL Student Research

During Memorial Day weekend, two students from the ABA Certificate and Special Education Programs presented their research work at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). ABAI is the major association for behavior analysts; attendees come from all over the United States and from other countries as well. Both posters received very positive feedback from attendees.

Gabby Stones

Gabby Stones presented a poster on an intervention to increase receptive language in a child with autism. The results of her research showed that simple strategies can be incorporated to promote acquisition of novel skills. Gabby is planning to continue this research in her current worksite. Gabby completed the ABA Certificate Program in December 2020 and her M.Ed. In Special Education in May 2021. She is preparing to sit for the BCBA exam. 

Emily Wiltsch

Emily Wiltsch presented a poster on an intervention for increasing engagement and decreasing disruptive behavior in middle school students with developmental disabilities when classes were delivered via Zoom. Emily’s research showed that simple interventions can have an effect and improve students’ and teachers’ experience. The plan is to work Emily’s research into a paper and submit for publication. Emily completed the ABA Certificate Program in December of 2020 and passed her BCBA exam in March. She has been hired by the Special School District as a Behavior Specialist. 


  • July 5 - 17
  • June 9 - 10, and June 14 - 18
  • July 6 - 30,   Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
UMSL Undergraduate Summer Preview
  • July 30:  Tour the College of Ed from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UMSL COE Website
Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education, emphasis in PK-12
From a base of scientific knowledge relating to human movement, bodily adaptations to exercise and activity, and the psychological processes of learning skills and developing lifestyle behaviors, the program emphasizes the development of professional skills in the teaching/learning processes that lead to the promotion of healthy and physically active lifestyles in children and youth.
Master of Education in Educational Administration, emphasis in School Administration
The Master of Education in Educational Administration/School Leadership is intended for educators interested who don’t just want to be a leader--they want to be a change-agent. It is designed to prepare highly effective administrators who engage in reflective practice, drive gains in student achievement and development, create equitable and efficacious school cultures, and utilize strategic planning to organize adults and continuously track progress toward goals.

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UMSL-College of Education

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