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The UMKC Welcome Center offers two campus visit options: Weekday Visits and UMKC Preview Days. Both feature admissions and scholarship presentations, walking tours of campus, and the opportunity to talk to representatives of UMKC programs.


Please contact Jessica Gomes, Student Recruitment Specialist, at or (816) 235-2475 to schedule an appointment or to get your questions answered. 

School of Education


If you are transferring from another college or university or are a career changer and interested in becoming certified to teach, we welcome you and want to make your transition as smooth as possible.


Please contact Jessica Gomes, our Student Recruitment Specialist, at or (816) 235-2475 to schedule an appointment or to get your questions answered.  Also, check out our transfer guide for more information.


We are committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality; we encourage future School of Education international students to check in with the UMKC International Student Affairs Office for program information and details regarding the international application process.

Interested in continuing your academic journey in education by earning a Graduate Certificate, Master’s Degree, Educational Specialist, or Doctoral Degree?  We host graduate information sessions throughout the year for individuals just like you.  New dates will be posted soon.  Learn more about our programs here:


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations

Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies

The School of Education Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Division provides educators with practical tools and approaches to meet current challenges in education.  We offer teachers, educators, mental health professionals, and other staff credit and non-credit opportunities to further professional development. Explore available courses at


Congratulations! The staff and faculty at the UMKC School of Education are committed to ensuring your success and look forward to serving you soon.

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student Checklist

Incoming Graduate Student Checklist

  • Review the New Student Procedures Checklist document provided by your academic division