Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education
Southeast Missouri State University

Program Details

Southeast Missouri State University offers a Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education. The program offers busy teachers an opportunity to further their education by focusing on students with special needs and gifted growth. Students can pursue one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical
  • Autism
  • Early Childhood Special Education


  • Must have a teaching certificate or a qualifying score on the Missouri Content Exam (MoCA), or take and be in the 50th percentile of the verbal and analytic components of the GRE or the MAT
  • Undergraduate GPA must be at or above a 2.75

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission