The University of Central Missouri has been a leader in the field of special education since the 1960s. Accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), our programs have earned a reputation for training passionate, accomplished and effective educators.
UCM Special Education program graduates are highly sought-after and enjoy a 100% employment rate within six months of graduation. We train you to not only improve learning outcomes but also to be an effective advocate for school- and district-level support for students with exceptionalities.
Special Education offers multiple undergraduate and graduate program options
100% post-graduation employment rate
Accredited by CAEP
Tradition of excellence since 1960s
Accredited by CEC
Commitment to mentorship and support
Affordable, respected degree programs
UCM Special Education programs provide you with a strong network of peer, faculty and alumni support. The connections you make will propel your professional growth for years — long beyond your time on campus.
Our programs offer hands-on learning experiences, as well as rich opportunities for connection. When you graduate from UCM, you’ll have the confidence and skills to build a successful career in Special Education:
The demand for educators with special education competency is very strong in school districts across the country. Your career potential is extraordinary with a degree from UCM’s respected and accredited Special Education programs.
We’ll train you to connect with and empower learners who have a range of needs and abilities. Some of the environments in which you’ll be qualified to support individuals with exceptionalities include: