Careers and Outcomes

Providing an education for all

8.3 % of the school population totaling almost 6.5 million students receive special education services. (Turnball, A.; et al, 2024)

With a master’s degree in special education, you’ll be helping those students succeed.

Join good company: One in eight educators in Missouri graduated from Missouri State University.

Where do our graduates work?

Your emphasis area can lead you to the career options you want.

Blindness and low vision

Resource, itinerant, or residential teacher to students with visual impairment.

Autism spectrum disorder

Schools and agencies that serve students who have a variety of disabilities on the autism spectrum.

Special education alternative certification track (SEACT)

Within schools serving students with mild to moderate disabilities in various types of teaching settings.

  • Co-teaching classrooms
  • Resource or cross categorical classrooms
  • Functional skills classrooms
Alumni spotlight

Role models, passion and hands-on experience

A graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders will expand your knowledge of a growing population. Become one of the strongest candidates in your field.
“I am trying to follow in my father's footsteps and create a better life for students—and maybe even one day change the world in some positive way.”