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

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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.

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