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Department of Career, Technical and Special Education

Make a distinct mark on tomorrow’s students when you learn specialized teaching skills at the University of Central Missouri. UCM’s Department of Career, Technical and Special Education offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that open unique pathways for you. Choose to teach a specific trade to students in middle school, high school or postsecondary settings or to meet the educational needs of students of various ages and ability levels. Either way, you’ll get classroom instruction and hands-on experience that prepares you for Missouri teacher certification or allows you to take your career to the next level.

With the demand for roles such as these high throughout the state — and UCM known for producing quality educators — it’s a great time to launch or advance your work in career and technical education (CTE) or special education.

CTE and special education focused curricula

UCM has long been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), recognizing our commitment to teacher education. Because most of our individual degree programs hold further accreditation specific to your chosen content area, you can have utmost confidence in the quality of your curriculum and occupational training.

As you navigate your path to a new or enhanced career, you can also be confident in the support of our expert faculty, who have served as CTE instructors and administrators and special education teachers. They’re committed to maintaining their professional development to help ensure your academic and professional success.

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Dr. Lisa Robbins
Professor of Special Education
Chair, Department of Career, Technical and Special Education
Lovinger 4138
Tel: 660-543-8756 |

Dr. Krystle Gremaud
Undergraduate BSE Program Coordinator, Career and Technical Education
Lovinger 4200C
Tel: 660-543-4647 |
Dr. Michelle Conrad
Graduate Program Coordinator, Career and Technical Education
Lovinger 4200B
Tel: 660-543-4332 |

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Near 100% job placement rate

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Many students hired before graduation

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Undergraduate and graduate programs

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Program offerings found nowhere else

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Various pathways to degree completion

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Disciplines within the Department of Career, Technical and Special Education

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