Special Education Degree Program

Are you passionate about helping individuals with disabilities or special learning needs? Would you like to pursue a rewarding career that allows you to truly make a difference? The Special Education major at CMU will deliver just what you’re looking for. You will become confident and ready to teach in special education settings as you build the vital skills employers seek.

This degree program leads to Missouri Teaching Certification in grades K-12.

Special Education Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Online Programs

About This Program

The Special Education major focuses around teaching methods, mind development, and instruction for special needs students. You will receive a strong academic foundation that guides you in understanding the needs of those who require special accommodations and will learn to successfully recognize and evaluate developmental behavior. You will feel confident in your ability to cater to an individual’s personal needs. Our program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

As a CMU Special Education major, you will have opportunities to:

  • build an in-demand skill set while taking classes such as Introduction to Special Education, Classroom Management, Exceptional Child, Counseling in Special Education, and more
  • develop workplace skills that allow you to naturally analyze information, answer questions, communicate effectively, develop ideas, hold the attention of both audiences and individuals, and encourage others to grow and learn
  • participate in hands-on learning through projects, observational and field experiences, and internships
  • become an educator who is highly desired for your compassion, creativity, leadership skills, and teaching abilities
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

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Degrees Available

Other CMU Education Degrees

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements

After being accepted to CMU, students wishing to pursue a degree in Education must meet the additional requirements for full acceptance into the program.

Education Admission Requirements