Special Education/Cross Categorical Undergraduate Program

Become a special education teacher

Make an impact on the lives of children and youth who have special needs or disabilities.

Teach K-12 students who have learning disabilities, behavior disorders or other impairments.

Degree options

Review a sample degree plan for special education/cross categorical majors.

Extend your education

A special education major sets you on the track toward an accelerated master's degree. Add a graduate certificate to strengthen your resume.

Advance your career as special education teacher or service provider.
Earn graduate credit as you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Non-accelerated graduate options

Enhance your skills through related and advanced coursework in autism spectrum disorders.
Engage in intensive, research-based coursework in support of individuals with blindness or low vision.
Earn certification in mild to moderate disabilities as you complete your master’s degree.

Why major in special education at Missouri State?

  • Develop your one-on-one instruction skills through extended practicum hours and student teaching
  • Create effective student individualized programs (IEPs)
  • Get a head start on your master's degree. Earn up to 12 hours of graduate credit toward an accelerated master's in Master of Science in Special Education: Autism spectrum disorders, or Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education while finishing your bachelor's degree.
Create special education curriculum that meets your students' unique needs.

Helping you succeed

Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support.

Immersive academics

Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.