Master of Arts in Special EducationCurriculum and Instructional Leadership
This degree is sought by those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in working with children and adolescents with exceptional learning needs. The focus of the master's degree is in mild/moderate cross-categorical disabilities. The program prepares educators to teach students, to serve as advocates for children and their families, and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
This degree program offers three options for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in working in the field of special education:
- initial certification with master's degree (for those with no current teaching endorsement)
- second endorsement with master's degree (for those who already hold full teaching endorsement) and
- master's degree only (option does not result in teacher certification). Certification is available in mild/moderate cross-categorical disabilities only.
Current and future students:
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a new grant program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
Maximum Academic Year Amount
- Up to $4,000
- Serve in a High Need Field
- Does not require financial need
- Available to Graduate Students
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- UMKC TEACH Grant Application