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MAEd in Special Education


Degree Awarded: MAEd in Special Education (Teacher Certification)

This concentration is designed for the adult who has completed a baccalaureate degree and wishes to pursue teaching certification in Special Education. The program of study prepares aspiring teachers with the skills necessary to become effective teachers.

The education courses required for a teaching certificate are offered in an intensive study format at a graduate level. Students will earn their initial teacher certification and a master's degree at the completion of the program.

Most teacher education candidates apply for Kansas teacher certification along with Missouri teacher certification.

Program Highlights

  1. Fill a critical shortage area in Missouri.

  2. Dual certification - Special Education (K-12) and Elementary (1-6)

  3. TEACH Grant eligible program. 

  4. Excellent reputation in teacher preparation. 
  5. Field experiences allow for students to gain classroom experience in first semester. 

  6. Flexible enrollment – attend part-time or full-time

  7. Several enrollment start dates throughout the year – start any semester


To see the full list of our Master of Arts in Education in Special Education courses,  view courses.


Applicants for the Master of Arts in Education in Special Education degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in Special Education admission requirements,  view admissions.


Students in the Master of Arts in Education in Special Education degree program can pay for each course as they enroll or explore additional payment options with our Student Financial Services office.

There is no application fee, and textbooks and all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Costs are the same for students in Missouri or from outside the state.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in Special Education tuition, view tuition.

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Upcoming Start Dates for New Students

  • September 25, 2019

  • November 6, 2019

  • January 15, 2020

  • February 19, 2020

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