Areas of Study

Are you ready to change the world? The School of Education at the University of Mississippi offers a variety of unique teacher education, counseling, K-12 administration and higher education professional programs.


Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education

Students interested in Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Education (7-12) in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, or Special Education (K-12) will find that the UM School of Education provides candidates with hands-on field experiences, effective classroom instruction and classroom-management skills to prepare dedicated and talented teachers.

K-12 Administration

There are many opportunities to strengthen your leadership and professional credentials as a K-12 practitioner, including a unique Principal Corps program, a cohort program for working professionals. Additionally, the Educational Leadership program provides licensure capabilities for K-12 administrators. The dedicated faculty in the department are eager to assist students in developing a strong educational foundation base and developing practical skills for their career goals.


Two counseling programs which prepare counselors for a Community Counseling environment or a K-12 School Counseling program are available to students on the Oxford campus. Students experience a unique hands-on learning opportunity with professional faculty in a diverse learning environment.

Higher Education

A M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel provides professional preparation to those interested in pursuing a career in student affairs, student life, or other co-curricular positions at colleges and universities. Furthermore, a Ph.D. in higher education provides a strong theoretical and practical based program for students interested in higher education administrative positions or faculty roles.