M.A.S. in Assessment K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education
If you are a dedicated teacher wanting to improve your skills and increase student learning, consider Missouri Western State University’s Masters of Applied Science (M.A.S.) in Assessment degree as your next career move.
Today, educational institutions from preschool to college are faced with the demands and challenges of high standards and accountability. Graduates of the M.A.S. in Assessment degree will learn how to meet these expectations while improving quality within their organizations.
And with Missouri Western’s focus on applied learning, our programs have been ranked Best in Real-World Training by Online Masters.
The 100% online K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education option is designed to help a wide range of educators and professionals:
- Current and future educators who want to effectively support learners who experience mild/moderate disability in diverse, inclusive, K-12 classrooms
- Speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other related service providers who want to better serve learners who experience mild/moderate disability
- Parents/Family advocates who want to learn ways to more effectively support learners who experience mild/moderate disability
- School administrators who are interested in improving special education services in their school or district
- Current or future educational policymakers who want to enhance their understanding of the unique needs of learners who experience mild/moderate disabilities and the most up-to-date research in the field of special education
Successful completion of this master’s degree, in conjunction with all specified prerequisites, will prepare graduates to successfully complete the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) and qualify for the K-12 Mild/Moderate, Cross-Categorical special education licensure from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You are not required to hold a current teaching license in order to be admitted to the Cross-Cat-Sped master’s program. However, completion of this graduate program will not provide you with the qualifications necessary to receive an initial teaching license. If you hold a license in any area of education (early childhood, elementary OR secondary education) when you begin this graduate program, successful completion will qualify you for State of Missouri certification in K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education.
Graduate Certificate in K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education
If you’re looking to enhance your ability to work with learners with disabilities, but don’t want to commit to a master’s degree, consider a Graduate Certificate in K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education. All required courses are available online. This flexibility allows the program to be completed on your time from anywhere in the world. The curriculum for the graduate certificate has a strong foundation in current research in the field of K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education, ensuring that you will be able to enhance your career with the most up-to-date knowledge possible.
Total Credits Required
- M.A.S. in Assessment – 33 credit hours
- Graduate Certificate – 18 credits