School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies

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Make a positive impact in the world

Join the next class of leaders and difference-makers in education.

You'll have the confidence and ability to uplift your community.

Undergraduate programs

Set the foundation for your career.

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Teach students who have special needs or disabilities.

Graduate programs

Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree.

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Make an impact in education as an administrator or academic leader.
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Lead students and other academic professionals.
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Use technology as your foundation for teaching.
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Foster the learning and development of students with disabilities.
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Develop the skills to assess the unique learning needs of individual students.
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Champion student success. Give academic support and evaluate student outcomes in higher learning.
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Become a leader and continue doing what you love: teaching.
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Don’t have a background in education, but wish to teach? Get certification plus a master's degree.
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Refresh your teaching scope and raise your career potential.
Professional Education Certification

Get certified to teach

If you’ve already completed your bachelor's degree, take the next step to become a teacher.

Missouri State has several options for teaching certification.

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