Careers and Outcomes

Preparing special needs students for tomorrow

Join a fast-growing field where you’re in demand. Jobs for special education teachers will grow by 8% through 2026.

A bachelor’s degree in special education/cross categorical will lead you to a promising and rewarding career.

Did you know?

  • One out of eight teachers in Missouri graduates from Missouri State University.
  • Over 220 of our partner school districts offer practicum and student teaching opportunities.

These can lead you to a job after graduation.

Where do special education graduates work?

You can work as a resource teacher, or a teacher in a cross-categorical or self-contained classroom.

This degree prepares you to meet the needs of students with:

  • Mild to moderate learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Emotional disorders
  • Physical and other health impairments

You're there to help teach students who might need special attention in the classroom.


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