This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Missouri State University


Special Education: <i>Cross Categorical and Elementary Education</i> Major

Special Education: Cross Categorical and Elementary Education
Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Special education majors at Northwest are eligible to teach special education in kindergarten through 12th grade, elementary education (kindergarten through sixth grade) and all students with disabilities. Faculty focus on teaching strategies that benefit their learning; collaborate methods to meet the needs of student to include co-teaching; and an in-depth knowledge of content areas.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Programs are offered during the day with highly qualified faculty, and provides profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings.
  • Through partnerships with surrounding grade schools, middle schools and high schools, faculty ensure students have opportunities to participate in classrooms as early as their first year.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.