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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

  • Classes are offered at night and profession-based learning experiences in diverse settings offered during the day with highly qualified faculty .
  • 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.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With seven majors and a doctorate program, faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about nearly $25 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $7,300 over four years.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $7,500.