What will I learn?

On campus living is currently optional, but quarantine seems to have made this year’s freshman class less ready for off campus living. We want to make sure that they have a support system in place, which they will have in the dorms.

The BES, with an emphasis in Park and Museum Programs, prepares students to gain skills and insights that can be applied as innovative educators, program managers, activity directors and as curriculum developers in these informal learning settings. BES students in the Park and Museum Programs emphasis will be prepared for employment opportunities in organizations such as museums, science centers, children’s museums, national parks and a variety of cultural institutions. Through the BES program, students have the opportunity to earn specific credentials, as needed, and to pursue academic minors related to their individual career goals. This degree program does not lead to Missouri teacher certification.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able apply a unique understanding of social justice by addressing institutional and social barriers that limit access, equity and achievement; conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner that views failure as an opportunity to learn; apply reasoning and critical thinking while making connections among information, data and arguments to synthesize and interpret information; apply unique leadership, management and communication skills using oral, written, nonverbal and visual communication skills in a variety of formats and contexts; apply knowledge and skills to effectively manage programs; and demonstrate a unique application of best practices when teaching outside a traditional classroom setting.


Logistics Manager

Curriculum Director

Education Director

Gallery Assistant

Science Center Educator

Park Ranger

Program Manager

Zoo Program Director

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,406.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Education

1 University Blvd.,

201 Education Admin Building,



63121, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,342.00 per year
USD $1,019 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on minimum of 30 transferable credit hours (excluding nursing course work)

For international students

Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far. Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results.
Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.
Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.
Proof of English proficiency: This can be shown with an official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-A score. The minimum requirements are 61 iBT TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, or 44 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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