The School of Education Assessment Plan seeks to insure that we admit and prepare individuals who become education professionals possessing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to positively affect the lives of children and youth.

The assessment plan includes systems for the assessment of candidates’ progress, of programs, of faculty performance, and of unit operations overall.

The Conceptual Framework drives the assessment system. In both initial and advanced programs, program goals are correlated to the conceptual framework, as well as to national standards. The Assessment Committee, consisting of faculty, ad-hoc staff and administration members, is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and oversight of unit-wide assessment activities.


Programs throughout the School of Education leading to professional educator certification at the bachelors, masters, educational specialist and doctoral levels are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). These include professional programs for teachers, administrators and school counselors.

Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology

The Master’s program in Counseling is nationally accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) (2014 – 2024)

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since 1985. If you have questions about our program’s accreditation status, please contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979

Division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies



The initial teacher preparation programs of the School of Education are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2018-2025). Accredited status is a reliable indication of the value and quality of an educational institution and its programs to students and the public (read more). If you have any questions, please contact:

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0077