Master of Arts in Education

Pursue Your Passion for Teaching

Applicants to Truman’s MAE program must complete a strong liberal arts and sciences undergraduate degree in the major of their choice at Truman or another institution (or they can also transfer to Truman prior to earning the bachelor’s degree). Typically students apply during their senior year at Truman, and our dedicated professors provide individual mentoring to guide students at every step of the process.

Working with our certification officer, students can design an academic experience that fits their aspirations. Upon entering the MAE program, students select the area of specialization that matches their career goals:

Students may also work toward add-on certifications to their specialization area:

  • ESOL ([Teaching] English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Reading Specialist

Department of Education

Student Spotlight

Evyn Spencer, a graduate student in the Education Department at Truman State University, is an accomplished competitive swimmer. She also has a passion for volunteering with young athletes training for the Special Olympics.

Field Experiences

Jacob and Lauren riff on the surprising way they applied liberal arts principles during their teaching internship. Their interdisciplinary lesson illustrated that authentic learning happens with clear context cues and can cross any boundary.

of majors complete an internship

of majors engage in research

of our professors have the highest degree in their field


Truman is really the land of opportunity. If there is a project or idea that you want to pursue, all you have to do is reach out to students and faculty and the idea can become reality. I was able to collaborate on a variety of ventures from research projects, to starting new organizations, to finding internships, and even planned some travel experiences. Your imagination is the limit here!

Brian J.

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