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Thank you for your interest in joining one of the most enriching and fulfilling professions! MO-CASE wants to direct you to the right program for you to become a special educator. Here are just a few Universities and resources in Missouri. 

Becoming a special educator is a noble and rewarding path. Let's explore some (this is not an exhaustive list) resources and programs in Missouri to help you on your journey. 

1. MO-CASE (Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education)

    • MO-CASE exists to support the field of special education and develop leaders through advocacy, professional learning, and partnerships.
    • It is a state subdivision of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), which is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). 
    • You can find more information on their website:

2. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):

    • DESE oversees special education services for students and adults with disabilities in Missouri.
    • They administer state and federal funds to support services and operate schools, such as the Missouri School for the Blind, the Missouri School for the Deaf, and the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled.
    • DESE collaborates with local school personnel and families to meet the needs of children with disabilties.
    • Explore their resources and programs on the DESE Special Education page

3. Local Universities and Colleges:

Remember, each program may have its unique features and requirements. I encourage you to explore further and find the best fit for your aspirations. Good luck on your journey to becoming a special educator. 


Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education


3550 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Office: 573-644-7804

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 14707

Springfield, MO 65814

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