• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

A bachelors degree in educational studies from MU will help you give your students problem-solving experiences, real-world training scenarios and critical thinking practice. If you want to work with adult learners at community colleges, in workforce development programs, in human resource training departments and in continuing professional education activities, this may be the degree for you. 

Choose the focus area best suited to your career:

  • Business management 
  • Computer applications 
  • Construction and industry project management 
  • Culinary arts and restaurant management 
  • Digital media production 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Health sciences occupations 

Program structure and topics 

This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. You may meet your course work requirement with both semester-based and self-paced courses. 

Core course work covers:

  • Career guidance 
  • Human learning 
  • Special education 
  • Vocational education for special-needs learners 
  • Occupational analysis 

Note: This degree does not lead to state certification to teach in the public school system.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your college course work.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

If applying as a freshman, please follow the freshman admission process: https://admissions.missouri.edu/apply-freshmen/admission-requirements/

If applying as a transfer student: https://admissions.missouri.edu/apply-transfers

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
May 1


  • BIO_SC 1010General Principles and Concepts of Biology3 Credits

    Emphasizes connections and applications to society and the human condition, science literacy, and critical thinking skills. A discussion of general principles and fundamental concepts of living things. This course is intended for non-science majors. No more than 5 credits for BIO_SC 1010, BIO_SC 1020, and BIO_SC 1030. Recommended: MATH 1100.

  • ECON 1014Principles of Microeconomics3 Credits

    A basic examination of the economy at the individual consumer, firm and market level. Simple economic models used to analyze the workings of the economy. Topics include opportunity costs, gains from trade, efficiency and markets, non-competitive markets, game theory, the importance of free trade, the markets response to economic shocks and the effect of government intervention. Not open to students who have completed ECONOM 1024, ECONOM 1051, or AG_EC 1041.

  • ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation3 Credits

    Stresses writing as a process, with due attention given to critical reading and thinking skills applicable to all college classes, as well as to invention, drafting, revising, and rewriting. English 1000 is a prerequisite for any Writing Intensive course.

  • ESC_PS 4170Introduction to Applied Statistics3 Credits

    Introduces statistical techniques including descriptive statistics, correlation, simple regression and hypothesis testing. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course. Recommended: College Algebra or equivalent.

  • GEOG 1100Regions and Nations of the World I3 Credits

    Introductory analysis for general education. Regional character, spatial relationships, major problems of Europe, North America (United States and Canada) and Latin America. Organized around basic concepts in field of geography.

  • HIST 1200Survey of American History Since 18653 Credits

    Introduction to U.S. history since 1865, surveying political, economic, social, and cultural development of the American people. No credit will be given to students who have received credit In HIST 1400 (AP credit for US History).

  • LTC 1100Orientation 1 Credit

    This course familiarizes and orients students with MU resources, College of Education programs and expectations and career options. Graded on S/U basis only.

  • LTC_V 4570Career Guidance3 Credits

    Problems, methods, and procedures involved in assisting individuals in choosing, preparing for, entering upon, and progressing in their career. For workforce development and human resource professionals, employment counselors, and teachers, counselors, and school administrators.

  • MATH 1100College Algebra3 Credits

    A review of exponents, order of operations, factoring, and simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions. Topics include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications. Students will solve equations involving these functions, and systems of linear equations in two variables, as well as inequalities. See the Math website for specific requirements. A student may receive at most 5.0 credit hours among MATH 1100, MATH 1120, MATH 1140, MATH 1160. Prerequisites: C- or higher in MATH _0110 or a sufficient score on the ALEKS exam or MyMathTest Intermediate Algebra score of 70% or higher.

  • PHIL 1000General Introduction to Philosophy3 Credits

    Introduction to traditional philosophical problems and methods of philosophical enquiry. Consideration given to different philosophical theories on the nature of reality, man, nature and God; knowledge and how it is acquired; values and social issues.

  • POL_SCI 1100American Government3 Credits

    Topics covered include Constitution, federalism, civil liberties, political attitudes, interest groups, political parties, nominations, elections, and campaigns, voting behavior, Congress, Presidency, bureaucracy, and judiciary. Meets state law requirement.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $284.80
  • Fees: $106.57
  • Total: $391.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $854.40
  • Fees: $319.71
  • Total: $1174.11
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $366.58
  • Fees: $106.57
  • Total: $473.15
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1099.74
  • Fees: $319.71
  • Total: $1419.45
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

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