At the UMKC School of Education, our mission is to prepare inspirational teachers, mental health professionals and administrators who will create lifelong learning opportunities for diverse urban communities.

Our vision to be a leading urban-serving school of education in the nation. Our nationally-accredited School of Education boasts cutting-edge centers, institutes and continuing and professional education services that provide rich experiences for future education professionals. Learn here. Serve anywhere.

Learn to Teach by Teaching

At UMKC, our students get out of the college classroom and into real-world PK-12 settings as early as their first semester. We offer an urban laboratory with partnerships with schools throughout the Kansas City area. Students are supported by experienced faculty, university supervisors and highly qualified PK-12 educators. It’s no wonder that principals across the Kansas City metro area consistently say that UMKC graduates are among the best prepared teachers and administrators in the area.

Academic Options, Top-notch Faculty

The School of Education offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs that are nationally and state accredited. Certifications include early childhood, elementary, middle school, secondary and K-1

Our faculty members lead international, national and local professional organizations, collaborate with PK-12 partners by offering professional development opportunities, and engage in research aligned with the school’s urban mission.

Affordable Education in a City Going Places

UMKC has been Kansas City’s university for more than 80 years. Its affordability has been lauded as a Best Value College ranking by the Princeton Review.

That value extends across the Midwest, as Kansas undergrads qualify for in-state tuition and residents of 15 Midwestern states qualify for a highly reduced tuition rate.

Located in the beautiful, happening heart of Kansas City, Mo., UMKC is near some of the most exciting art, music, restaurant, shopping and museum districts and sports venues in the area and the country.

UMKC has a free shuttle service, bikes that students can check out for free, cars to rent by the hour or day and a RideShare carpooling program. And look for the new Bird scooters around campus and town.


Ready to learn more?

Interested in becoming a Roo? Come see for yourself all the great things UMKC has to offer by scheduling a campus visit. It’s your chance to learn more about our programs, see our beautiful campus and start to picture yourself here.

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