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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Missouri

Approximately 2.4% of graduates in of Missouri receive teaching degrees every year. Thus, Missouri's 59 teaching schools put out approximately 4,376 teachers each year.

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Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Webster University graduated 190 students from its teaching program. The tuition rate at Webster University was $21,748 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a teaching program is Westminster College. Westminster College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Fulton. 38 students graduated with degree in teaching from Westminster College in 2010. Students at Westminster College paid $19,760 per year in tuition fees.

Stephens College, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a teaching program. It is located in Columbia. In 2010, Stephens College graduated 10 students from its teaching programs. Stephens College charged in-state students $25,400 in tuition fees per year.


Teaching schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $10,845 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,369 per year, or as little as $1,704 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri teaching schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The teaching schools in Missouri that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year

A teaching degree from a Missouri school... what next?

Many Missouri teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. Missouri had 72,200 teachers in 2010. 1,520 of these teachers were english teachers, 4,360 were primary school education administrators, and 2,160 were education administrators. The Missouri counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Bond County - 35,160 teachers
  2. Franklin County - 26,430 teachers
  3. Audrain County - 6,080 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Missouri will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 67,740 teachers working in Missouri. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Special Education Teachers, who are expected to increase by 18% by 2018.


On average, teachers earn $56,141 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri teacher earned as little as less than $16,750 per year or as much as more than $148,790 per year. Teachers in the following Missouri counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bond County - $60,624 per year
  2. Franklin County - $59,296 per year
  3. Christian County - $55,443 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for teacher:

  1. Butler County - $41,241 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $42,644 per year
  3. Barry County - $46,457 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Education Administrator - $83,940 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $81,520 per year
  3. Social Science Teacher - $71,530 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $43,590 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $41,310 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Missouri
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Missouri
  • Certificate in Teaching in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 27,680 $44,070 14.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 13,950 $46,690 21.0%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 5,110 $45,020 -17.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 4,360 $81,520 8.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,250 $43,590 -15.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,820 $70,180 -26.6%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,160 $83,940 63.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,880 $43,630 75.7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,780 $64,250 0.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,520 $52,250 10.9%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,470 $63,130 11.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,420 $41,310 47.9%
Instructional Coordinators 1,400 $57,510 30.8%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,320 $50,930 11.9%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,030 $52,680 -1.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 690 $54,100 -33.7%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 310 $44,210 -11.4%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 50 $71,530

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