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Follow in the footsteps of excellence

An Education graduate degree from William Woods University puts you in the company of some of Missouri’s leading educational professionals. Our tradition of supplying a significant number of the Missouri school system’s leaders goes back more than 140 years.

Our range of degree choices is comprehensive and designed to equip you for any of the professional paths currently available in education. These include administration, curriculum development and leadership, research, instruction and more. All of our courses are taught by experienced professionals in evenings and at convenient locations around the state.


Prepare for administrative leadership at the district level. Successful completion of the program along with a qualifying score on the DESE assessments enable you to apply for a superintendent’s certificate within the state of Missouri.

This program is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and principals who want to stay current on instructional and curricular issues. It prepares you to become a curriculum, instruction or assessment leader; or a master teacher or teacher leader.

This degree includes all coursework required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), emphasizing school administration, school management, curriculum development, and supervision.

This degree prepares you to respond to changes in the educational environment through the design, development and assessment of new curriculum for your classroom. It will prepare you for National Board Certification. It may prepare you to become a master teacher or a curriculum and instruction director within your district.

Become a guiding force in your district for special needs students. Advance to the director level by cultivating the additional leadership, funding and planning skills needed for certification.

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