The educator preparation cross-categorical program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education and Missouri K-12 Cross-Categorical certification. Students who graduate from this program will be prepared for direct roles with students, eg., classroom teacher, resource teacher, class within a class teacher.
The program encompasses four phases:
Program of Study for Special Education
- Students are automatically admitted to Phase I with admittance to the University
- Application for Phase II occurs in the spring of your Sophomore year. Criteria for admission include:
- Overall MU GPA (at least 2.75 with 60+ credits completed)
- Grades in selected classes
- Scored on the College Base Exam
- Related Experience
Be Prepared: Review Phase II requirements and find out what you can do to be a qualified candidate for acceptance.
Additional Course Requirements for Progression into Phase II for Special Education Majors:
- Stat 1200 or higher with C- or better
- Special Education 4300 with C or better
How to Apply
New to MU or Changing Your Major to Education:
- Students new to MU can find information on applying to the University here.
- Information regarding application to Phase II is provided through email when enrolled in TDP 2000 and/or 2040.
Fees and Financial Aid
MU is an affordable place for all students there are a variety of federal financial aid programs, along with assistance from the University. The College of Education also offers scholarships for its undergraduate students.