Education Sciences and Professional Programs

The College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is comprised of two departments: the Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership (EPL) and the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs (ESPP). Teacher educator and educational administrator preparation and certification occur in EPL, whereas ESPP supports these efforts via educational foundations, psychological development, counseling, educational technology, and research methods and evaluation courses and offers assorted undergraduate and professional graduate degrees that include Sport Management, Adult and Higher Education, Educational Psychology, three Counseling (CACREP-accredited) programs, Educational Studies, and a National Association of School Psychologists-approved (NASP) School Psychology Program.

The following degrees and programs are available through the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs:

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Master of Education:

  • Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Higher Education
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • Educational Psychology
  • School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)

Educational Specialist:

  • School Psychology (NASP-approved)

Doctor of Education

  • Assorted Learning Communities

Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an Emphasis in:

  • Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • Educational Psychology

Graduate Certificate and Certification Programs:

  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Couple, Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling
  • School Counseling (Post-Master's) 
  • Program Evaluation in Education
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Student Affairs Administration & Leadership

Susan Kashubeck-West
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

R. Rocco Cottone
Curators' Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. , St. Louis University

Theresa G. Coble
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Prof. Experiential & Family Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Keith Miller
Orthwein Endowed Professor for Life Long Learning in the Sciences and Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Cody S. Ding
Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan

E. Paulette Isaac-Savage
Professor
Ed.D., University of Georgia

Shawn Woodhouse
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Emily Brown
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Mary Edwin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

So Rin Kim
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Erin McClure
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Karen Boleska
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of the Incarnate Word

Jennifer Culver
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis

Donald A. Gouwens
Associate Clinical Professor
Psy.D., Central Michigan University

Emily Oliveira
Assistant Clinical Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis

Lowe S. MacLean
Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Ed.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

Mark Pope
Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Wolfgang Althof
Professor Emeritus
Dr. Phil. , University of Friboourg

Carl Hoagland
Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Carole A. Murphy
Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Charles D. Schmitz
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

William L. Franzen
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Joy E. Whitener
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Ed.D., Washington University

Therese S. Cristiani
Associate Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., Indiana University

Michael W. Bahr
Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana University

Margaret W. Cohen
Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Washington University

Thomas Schnell
Associate Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Wendell L. Smith
Assistant Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., Ohio State University

Clark J. Hickman
Associate Dean Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis