Master of Education

The Master of Education (MEd) Program at Central Methodist University is primarily designed for the growth and advancement of teaching professionals who desire to:

  • Complete an accredited master's degree (though a student need not be pursuing a formal degree in order to be enrolled in masters level courses of Central Methodist University)
  • Complete requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to advance through the tiered levels of teacher classifications (i.e. proceed from PC I to PC II or PC II to Continuous Professional Classification)
  • Complete specific coursework to fulfill requirements for obtaining additional content area endorsements, or additional certification areas, of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Students can choose from four concentration areas: Professional Teaching, Mathematics, Athletic Administration, and Special Education.

The MEd program is 36 credit hours in length. It can be completed during full or part-time study. Courses are offered in the evening in Columbia, Fayette, Park Hills, Poplar Bluff, SedaliaSt. Louis, Trenton, and Union with some courses available during the day on the Fayette campus. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

The program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.



Aimee Sage
Director of Admissions, CGES

Lea Tindall
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies