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Special Education: Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate

Degree Applicability: Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Professional Studies, or Bachelor of Arts

A major in Special Education: Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate prepares candidates to teach students with special needs in grades K-12. It is available as a stand-alone program or in combination with Elementary Education.

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).

Students must pass both the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for Mild-Moderate Cross-Categorical and all four subtests of the Elementary Education Multi-Content exam (English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies).

Post-baccalaureate Certification

Candidates who have already earned a baccalaureate degree may pursue post-baccalaureate certification with or without a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities MM

All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which took effect August 1, 2017.

See Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog:

BSE in Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate

See Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin:

Post-baccalaureate Certification: Mild/Moderate Cross-categorical Disabilities 

Undergraduate Programs:

Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324
Email: kathleen.wendt@mobap.edu

Mrs. Deborah Dumey
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656
Email: deborah.dumey@mobap.edu

Graduate Programs:

Ms. Grace Green
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Phone: 314-744-5381
Email: grace.green@mobap.edu

Mrs. Rosanne McCoy
Graduate Advisor – Master of Arts in Teaching
Office: Graduate Office
Phone: 314-392-2322
Email:  rosanne.mccoy@mobap.edu