Master of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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.

The program is 36 credit hours in length. It can be completed during full or part-time study. Courses are offered in the evening in Fayette, Park Hills, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, St. Louis, 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.

Other Educational Opportunities

Virtual Education Software Company (VESI) of Spokane Washington provides computer-based instruction to K-12 educators in an affordable, user-friendly format. Currently VESI courses offered by CMU are for 2-3 hours of graduate credit. Course materials and faculty are provided by VESI at an additional cost of $125 per course. Courses will be offered in fall, spring and summer terms. Course credit may be applied to professional core courses in the CMU Master of Education degree program as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies. Students may also obtain continuing professional education for these courses at a rate of $100 to $150 per course, depending on the number of hours. Course materials are an additional $125 per course. CD-ROM courses for educators are developed by Virtual Education Software. To view a course syllabus, please visit: A demonstration of a course may be viewed at



Dr. John J. Carter
Director of Graduate Studies

Lea Tindall
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies