Drury University's School of Education and Child Development is one of Missouri's longest standing accredited teacher preparation programs.

  • No GRE
    The GRE exam is not an admission requirement. 

  • Transfer in credit
    You may be eligible to transfer up to nine credit hours of graduate credit to apply to your degree.

  • Online and seated options
    All programs are offered in a mix of online, blended, and seated courses. Five programs can be completed fully online (a few degrees require field experience that can be completed where you live). Seated courses are offered in the evening, starting after 5:20 p.m. 

Graduate Education Programs

Master's Degrees

Drury offers nine Master in Education programs designed to help you grow in your teaching ability within your preferred area of emphasis. Many of our Master in Education programs are offered 100% online, as indicated with a * next to their name below.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates can be taken as standalone certificates or combined with a master’s degree to help you further specialize within your graduate education. Our certificates require 12 hours of coursework and are offered 100% online.

Note that DESE certification requirements mean that graduate education degrees do not result in teacher certification on their own. Post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs are offered as a standalone route to certification or to be completed concurrently with an M.Ed. degree. Contact us to discuss your options.

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Program Format

  • Most degrees require 30-33 credit hours (programs leading to teacher certification may require more).
  • Courses are available in 16-week and 8-week formats.
  • Applicants are welcome from any undergraduate discipline; a bachelor's degree in education is not required for entry.

Scholarships and Tuition Remission Opportunities

We offer 50% tuition remission to eligible M.Ed. students who work in Title I schools in the Springfield Public School district. More details here.

Our Klova Campbell Annual Scholarship awards $1,000 to M.Ed. Special Education/Drury Alternative Track to Special Education students. More details here.

Graduate Assistants (GAs) are eligible for tuition remission and stipends. More details here.


The elementary education program and specific secondary content areas at Drury University are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The professional education unit has been approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The elementary education program is also approved by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

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