Truman’s Education Department is a supportive community of educator-scholars committed to developing well-qualified, self-reflective teachers and counselors.

Academic Programs

A Leader in Teacher Preparation Across the Midwest

Originating as a teacher’s college in 1867, Truman State University has a long history of preparing Missouri teachers, focusing on best practices and providing personalized attention from faculty with practical experience in public school settings.


Recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Truman State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

    Master of Arts in Education, leading to initial certification in the following areas:
    • Biology 9-12
    • Chemistry 9-12
    • Elementary 1-6
    • English 9-12
    • French K-12
    • Latin K-12
    • Mathematics 9-12
    • Mild to Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
    • Music-Instrumental K-12
    • Music-Vocal K-12
    • Physical Education K-12
    • Physics K-12
    • Social Science 9-12
    • Spanish K-12
    • Speech and Theatre 9-12

    Three add-on certification areas are also included in the accreditation:
    • English Language Learners K-12
    • Gifted Education K-12
    • Health K-12

    Association for advancing quality in educator preparation

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