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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks





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Graduate Program

Master of Science in Education Degree in Special Education

This program is for those interested in pursuing advanced studies in the areas of Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, and Severe Developmental Disabilities. These courses of study provide the graduate student with an enhanced understanding of persons with exceptional needs in schools and in larger society.

  • Provides in-depth instruction in human diversity
  • Offers quality instruction in consultative services
  • Provides advanced study in an area of critical need
  • Adheres to the Advanced Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children

Degree Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 32 graduate hours in the area of specialization. Includes an Internship of 3 credit hours in the public schools.

Degree candidates must have a valid teaching certificate or degree in Speech Pathology.

  • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Must provide evidence of successful professional evaluations.
  • Classes are offered nights, weekends, online and at UCM's Summit Center in Lee's Summit.

See MoCENTS at the UCM Foundations for information about applying for scholarships. Below is a list of UCM scholarships many of our students are eligible for. Create an account, complete the application, and apply for as many scholarships as fit your application. A selection of available scholarships is listed below:

Edward J. and Frances Allen Cleary Scholarship in Special Education
Coonley-Guth Scholarship
Louise Thielbar Keisker Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Special Education
Donald L. Osborn Special Education Scholarship
Angelyn Overby-Kirk Special Education Scholarship
Dr. Don M. Rice Scholarship in Special Education


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