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The online master’s degree in early childhood special education from MU prepares you to work with young children, both those with disabilities as well as those who are at risk for school failure, and their families. If you want to advance or recharge your career, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameMaster of education in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Special Education
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This degree has potential benefits for
- Child-care center workers
- Early childhood practitioners
- Early interventionists
- Head Start teachers
- School counselors
- Special education teachers
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.
This program emphasizes
- Assessment methods
- Creating inclusive classrooms
- Curriculum development and implementation
- Language and early literacy development
- Research-based intervention strategies
- Problem behavior and positive behavioral supports