Pursue Your Passion for Teaching
Educators are part of a special breed who relish curiosity. You love learning new things and look for innovative ways to share your knowledge. And the pay-off is enormous — you shape the lives of young people, develop the next generation of leaders and make a positive difference in the world.
With a Master of Arts in Education from Truman, you possess the skills, knowledge and experience to launch a career that gives true meaning to your life.
And our dedicated faculty and staff are here to help you every step of the way.
Hands-On Practice: You gain valuable hands-on learning experience at multiple levels within the classroom. Plus, you have numerous opportunities for research, internships, study abroad, and service learning.
Complete the Program in One Year: You can complete the MAE program in one summer plus another academic year depending on the number of courses you take in a semester. You receive your certification from the state of Missouri — and you can also work with our certification specialist to begin the certification process in another state.
Outcomes: Getting your certification at the graduate level means you enter the workforce with a competitive edge. We have a high employment rate with graduates teaching all over the world in public, private, and charter schools. Recent graduates are employed in:
of majors complete an internship
of majors engage in research
of our professors have the highest degree in their field
Evyn Spencer, a graduate student in the Education Department at Truman, is an accomplished competitive swimmer. She also has a passion for volunteering with young athletes training for the Special Olympics.
During their teaching internships, Jacob and Lauren helped their students make some surprising connections when they applied liberal arts principles in their classrooms. Their interdisciplinary lesson illustrated how authentic learning can cross any boundary.
A love for learning and an opportunity to get involved with residence life on a college campus put an interesting twist in Zac Burden’s career path.
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After retiring from a successful teaching career, Stephen Roberts (’68, ’71) now applies his talents to some equally rewarding opportunities in Washington, D.C.
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Satisfaction rates among our graduates
prepared to engage students in critical thinking
trained to implement a variety of instructional strategies
equipped to foster positive student relationships
I am thankful to have attended Truman State University, whose marvelous faculty and diligent students constantly inspired me to do my best…the strong connections I built while at Truman still influence and shape my life, making that the true reward of my Truman education.
To apply to Truman’s MAE program, you must complete a strong liberal arts and sciences undergraduate degree in the major of your choice at Truman or another institution (or you can also transfer to Truman prior to earning the bachelor’s degree). Typically, students apply during their senior year at Truman.
Working with our certification officer, you design an academic experience that fits your aspirations. Upon entering the MAE program, you select the area of specialization that matches your career goals:
- Elementary Education
- English Education
- Mathematics Education
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Education
- Social Science/History Education
- Exercise Science Education
- Foreign Language (French or Spanish) Education
- Music Education
- Special Education
You may also work toward add-on certifications to your specialization area:
- ESOL ([Teaching] English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Reading Specialist