MAE Program Mission

Truman State University has a long history of excellence in teacher education. Founded in 1867 as a private school to prepare young adults for teaching and commerce, the institution transitioned to Missouri’s first state-supported institution of higher education established for the primary purpose of preparing teachers for public schools.

Today, the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), continues to reflect the university’s 100+ year commitment to quality teacher preparation. Deep and rigorous content knowledge, coupled with an emphasis on reflective practice, ensures that Truman MAE teacher candidates are well prepared to meet the unique challenges facing today’s educators.

MAE Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Arts in Education Program at Truman State University is to prepare reflective practitioners grounded in the Liberal Arts. Our practitioners are skilled in bridging theory and practice.  They are informed by a well-developed understanding of content, pedagogy, learners, and learning environments. We believe the human condition can be bettered by teaching and learning rooted in caring, innovation, reflection, and research-based practice.