Skip to main content

Special Education Concentration

Find your calling in special education

DID YOU KNOW? Fontbonne University produces more K-12 cross categorical special education teachers than any other college or university in the state of Missouri.

Your choice of a degree program can be an important contributing factor in your success as a special education teacher. Our small class sizes and dedicated, experienced faculty are designed to support and prepare you for a rewarding career. Fontbonne University has a strong tradition of excellence in special education. Teachers committed to enhancing the learning of students with special needs will find opportunities to expand their own knowledge, skills and proficiency through courses, applied practices and research.

Students in this program will also find topics of particular interest in their own practice through action research projects and directed readings. In an age where general education classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, choosing the Master of Arts in Education graduate program with a concentration in special education will give you the qualifications necessary to effectively teach students identified with special education needs.

Concentration Highlights

Small classes and a committed faculty, familiar with the latest teaching approaches and real-world experience, ensure your graduate program is tailored to your needs and goals.

  • Program total: 32 credit hours (degree and concentration)
  • Highly experienced/credentialed special education faculty/staff
  • 16-week courses
  • Format: evening or evening/online combination

Additional Concentrations


Educator's Discount

In appreciation of the services offered to our community by educators at all levels, Fontbonne University offers a 15 percent discount to qualified individuals enrolled in graduate coursework.

Qualified educators include those who work at least half-time in a nursery school, a pre-K through 12 school system or post-secondary institution.

A discount application form is available from the Fontbonne admission representative or program director with whom you are working. The form must be completed each semester or enrollment term to receive the discount.

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.


As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics