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Master's Programs

Which master's degree program is right for me? 

Master’s Degree Leading to Certification

Are you a liberal arts graduate looking to take your knowledge and skills into the classroom, or a current teacher looking to further your education and credentials? Are you passionate about social work as well as education, or interested in working with children with hearing impairments? We have degree programs for all of these needs and can guide you through the certification process, putting you on the road to a successful teaching career. See details about our master's programs with certification below. 

Planning for Certification (Licensure)

in Missouri in States Other than Missouri

Master's Degrees + Certification

The Department of Education offers a number of degree options for those who seek to earn a master's degree leading to teacher certification.

MA in Teaching (Secondary)

The MAT program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in middle school or high school with certification in a variety of subject areas. Some subject areas (foreign languages, art, and dance) lead to certification in kindergarten through high school.

Learn more about the MA in Teaching

MA in Education (Elementary)

Our Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) degree is designed for liberal arts graduates interested in pursuing an elementary school teaching career. The Elementary Program prepares students to teach grades 1-6.

Learn more about the MA in Education

MS in Deaf Education

The Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) program trains teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, preparing them as professionals with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of settings with children of all ages. The program is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).

Learn more about the MS in Deaf Education

MSW/Master of Arts in Education (joint degree)

Students from this program earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Brown School and a Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) degree from the Department of Education in Washington University's Graduate School. MSW/MA Ed graduates will fill a significant local and national need for professionals who can address students’ social and emotional needs, as well as their academic achievement.

Learn more about the MSW/MA Ed

Have questions?

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