Online education degrees in special education
MU's College of Education is ready to help you make an impact on the future of special education — and in the lives of your students.
There is an incredible demand for qualified special educators. As the need for skilled teachers grows, many new opportunities arise for educators just like you. Get ready to enter the workforce, or to make your next career move, with one of MU's online special education degree programs.
As a distance learner in a MU graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.
U.S. News & World Report, GetEducated.com and TheBestSchools.org consistently rank our online education degree programs among the best.
100 percent online
Mizzou’s online special education programs are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. You can earn your degree on your own schedule.
Our online education degrees are developed and taught by the same practiced faculty and instructors who teach on campus.
Find your program
Master of education in special education with an emphasis in autism
Increase the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with children and youth with autism and their families. Help students and families develop the skills they need to better succeed in life.
Master of education in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education
Prepare to work with young children, both those with disabilities as well as those who are at risk for school failure, and their families.
Master of education in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education and autism
Design, deliver and evaluate services for children from birth to age 5. Advance your career and make a difference in the lives of young children with autism and other disabilities.
Master of education in special education with an emphasis in gifted education
Learn what gifted and talented students need from their learning experience and make your classroom the most effective and dynamic place it can be.
Master of arts in special education with emphasis in special education, general
Become a teacher-leader managing intervention and problem-solving teams that work with individuals with disabilities and special needs. This research-intensive online master’s is the first such program in the state of Missouri.
Gifted education certification preparation
This online program was designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who already have initial teacher certification and are seeking Missouri certification in gifted education.