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

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.

Non-accelerated graduate options

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.