Creating Transformational Educational Leaders

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program offers all of its classes online and has rolling entry dates every eight weeks throughout the year. Assignments are designed to enhance classroom teaching, curriculum and assessment of student growth. Students will be provided with an elevated level of experience in educational theory and methods to further develop their teaching skills for implementation in classroom environments.

The master of education program prepares teachers to:

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Evaluate programs and practices for student success
  • Conduct relevant action research
  • Enhance critical thinking in a positive learning environment
  • Integrate advanced pedagogical and technological practices into curriculum
  • Improve instructional methods

The C-SC Difference

Our program includes many services to help you during your studies as well as after you complete your Master’s degree. You have the services of our Career and Internship Center as well as your faculty to assist with your career advancement and assistance with placement. There is access to our full library, including bibliographic databases with full-text capabilities for research resources. Our faculty provide personalized advising and degree planning with most students completing their degree in 12 to 24 months.

This Master’s degree is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and students completing their master of education degree in Missouri are eligible to be certified to teach in any state.

Getting a Master of Education Degree from C-SC is perfect for the working teacher. The online format is very user-friendly and students get to work at their pace. With each class being online, you never have to travel to campus. The professors are very knowledgeable, helpful and quick to return answers to students. I have been able to apply what I am learning directly into my classroom as well as share my new knowledge with my fellow teachers.

– Amanda Huber ’12, M.Ed. ’19

Alternative certification track

This provides potential teachers who do not have an education background the opportunity to earn certification in a variety of areas. Strong professional candidates can expand their knowledge in education and contribute to the profession with a wide range of professional experience and content knowledge. People who initially trained in other areas but discovered a passion for teaching may be interested in this track.

Students may select an area of certification that may or may not be directly related to the focus of their undergraduate degree. Program areas offered in the alternate certification track are art K-12, biology 9-12, business education 5-9 and 9-12, chemistry 9-12, English 9-12, health K-12, language arts 5-9, math 5-9 and 9-12, music instrumental K-12, music vocal K-12, physical education K-12, science 5-9, speech and theatre 5-9 and 9-12, and social science 5-9 and 9-12.

Students must pass a content test in the subject area before beginning the program.

Special Reading certification track

This track is for practicing elementary or early childhood teachers who seek certification as a Title I reading teacher, reading interventionist or a reading instructional coach. School districts need more highly-trained teachers in the area of reading specialization, and a new Missouri law requires teachers to take coursework to receive a Special Reading certificate to be eligible for reading positions at their school. This certification provides teachers with specialized training in assisting struggling readers.

This track also allows teachers to complete work toward their master of education degree upon earning certification.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Institutional aid is not available, but please inquire about graduate assistantship opportunities. Employees of our corporate and institutional partners will receive a 10 percent discount.

Alumni discount available to all Culver-Stockton graduates

Only one discount may be applied.

C-SC students can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for unsubsidized loans. Apply for Federal Aid, visit

Interest-free payment options also are available through the college. Call 573-288-6492 for more information.