School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences

Missouri State students working with young child inside Child Development Center.

Work with kids and families

Teach, empower and support others. Make a lasting impact as you prepare them for the life ahead.

Build your skill-set while in school. Grow as an educator and advocate through student teaching, research and service work.

You’ll be ready to inspire the next generation.

Undergraduate programs

Select a major that matches your career goals. Discover where you can go as an expert educator.

A business professor talks to a group of students after class.
Teach business at the high school level.
Group activity at child development center
Work with kids and families in different settings.
Alumnae Jessica Ridder and Laura Snelson teaching students at Sherwood Elementary
Teach newborns up to 3rd grade.
Student teacher Bryce Wilson teaching elementary class
Become an elementary school teacher.
Student teacher instructing high school students
Teach life skills and day-to-day needs.
A middle school teacher gives a lesson on Egyptian history during class.
Become a middle school teacher (grades 5-9). Specialize in one of four subjects.

Already have a major?

Certificates and minors
Boost your credentials and broaden your knowledge.

Graduate programs

Advance your career with a master's degree.

Child life student working with hospitalized kid
Comfort kids who have illness or injury.
Adult reading to young kids
Help others grow, prosper and thrive.
Special education teacher instructing students
Teach students with special needs during their formative years.


Elementary teacher working with students in classroom
Stand out as an elementary school teacher.
Family and consumer sciences teacher working with students in classroom.
Have expertise in teaching FCS.
A reading teacher holding up a book in her classroom.
Make a greater impact as a reading professional.

Looking for a different option?

Enhance your knowledge and training in less time with a graduate certificate. Certificates can also serve as a steppingstone toward a master's degree.

Student teacher giving lesson in middle school classroom.
Gain specialized training and skills.


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