Education Department at Columbia College

The education department at Columbia College has a two-fold mission. We prepare students for the teaching profession and better equip current teachers through a variety of certificate and master's-level programs.


Programs and experiences we offer

The Columbia College education department prepares students for Missouri teaching certification. We also work with graduate-level students to prepare them for leadership roles in schools and districts. Don't know where to start? Try this exercise.


The Beacon program allows students to pursue certification along with a bachelor's degree.

M.A.T and M.Ed.

These master degrees helps current teachers hone their classroom skills and prepares students for administrative roles.


Gain an edge in the workforce by taking a few more classes to add a minor to your degree.

See how faculty make the department shine


Hamar leads future teachers into a whole new world

“[Columbia College's study abroad trip to Jamaica] is just one example that this college is committed to what’s good for students and our future teachers."
— Dr. Sandra Hamar, associate professor of Education, Main Campus in Columbia, MO

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