MA Education with Elementary/Middle/Secondary Certification – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Maryville’s well-established relationships with its partner schools throughout metropolitan St. Louis allows you to see and practice the techniques you learn in your classes. During multiple, long-term field experiences, you will work under the close supervision of Maryville professors and cooperating teachers to develop your philosophy of teaching.

Maryville’s School of Education prepares students for the changing world of schools in urban, suburban and rural settings giving you exposure to different cultures through field placements and special assignments.

Because of Maryville’s national accreditation, our graduates are qualified to teach in any of the 50 states or in English-speaking schools abroad.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.