The overall mission of the department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum is to meet critical societal needs through scholarship, education, and service. LTC’s faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized for their high-impact research, are committed to preparing culturally competent teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers.

Professionals interested in advancing their careers in education practices and research with LTC can specialize in a variety of disciplines (e.g., Math Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Elementary Education).

Tradition of Excellence

In the early 1900s, Mark Twain accepted an honorary degree from MU on the steps of Jesse Hall. In the 1950s and ’60s, A. Sterl Artley, a College of Education graduate and then professor, helped an entire generation of students learn to read through his work on the Dick and Jane book series.

Today, our department continues this tradition of excellence in addressing pressing issues for children, educators and citizens. Our projects and centers focus on improving life for learners in all environments.

Our graduates go on to become some of the most successful and best-prepared classroom teachers. They’re among the most sought after within Missouri and nationwide.