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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.

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With more than 16 majors, graduate, doctorate and certificate programs, 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 the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

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 $6,000.