The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education strives to develop culturally competent and ethical leaders and scholars in counseling and life-long education who are actively engaged in community, state, national, and global affairs.
The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education envisions a world in which children and adults seek opportunities for life-long learning, are confident and assured in their abilities to have a positive personal impact on the world, and serve as culturally competent citizens and leaders.
Accelerated master's degree in special education with option in autism spectrum disorders
Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Special Education may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Special Education/Autism Spectrum Disorders program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. Once accepted, students will be able to take up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs (Mixed Credit). See the Graduate Catalog or further information.
For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.