Department Graduate Assistantships

Each year the Department of Special Education funds several full-time and part-time graduate research and/or teaching assistantships. If you’d like to be considered for one of these positions, please complete and submit an application.

Assistantship application

  • Annual deadline: Feb. 1

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Scholarships

The Department of Special Education works with the Council for Exceptional Children to share opportunities for scholarships for our students.

Additionally, the department hosts a chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC), which further supports several awards and scholarships.

  • Graduation Awards
    • To encourage professional membership in CEC and provide support for expenses incurred while in school, CEC awards two graduation stipends, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate CEC student member upon completion of their education.
    • Must be a member of Student CEC
    • Application packets must be postmarked by Nov. 1.
  • CEC Ethnic Diversity Student Scholarship
    • Each year CEC awards a scholarship to a culturally diverse CEC student member who has made outstanding contributions to CEC and to exceptional children.
    • Must be a member of Student CEC
  • CEC/CEC Black Caucus Scholarship
    • Each year the CEC Black Caucus of Special Educators awards a scholarship to a CEC African American student member who is currently pursuing a degree in special education.
    • Must be a member of Student CEC
  • Dabney Award
    • Outstanding undergraduate student member from Missouri
    • Must be a member of Student CEC
    • Applications usually due in January

Other Financial Assistance