The College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is comprised of two departments: the Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research (EPIR) and the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs (ESPP). Faculty in EPIR provide nationally accredited teacher educator and educational administrator preparation (National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification. ESPP faculty supports these efforts via educational foundations, psychological development, educational technology, and research methods and evaluation courses. The department offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Educational Studies degree, and professional graduate studies that include four counseling programs (accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs [CACREP]), and school psychology programs (National Association of School Psychologists-approved [NASP]).
The College of Education at UMSL offers authentic, in-depth learning experiences to prepare current and future education professionals for transformative roles in their communities and careers. UMSL education students learn from and work alongside leading scholars to graduate as innovators and leaders in a wide range of career fields.