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Special Education

Special education teachers work with children and youths who have a variety of disabilities. Most special education teachers instruct students at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level, although some teachers work with infants and toddlers.

The Special Education major leads to Indiana’s all grade (K-12) teaching license for Mild Intervention or Kentucky’s (K-12) Learning and Behavior Disorders.

Special education teachers design and modify instruction to meet a student’s special needs. Teachers also work with students who have other special instructional needs, including the gifted and talented. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that all states must provide a comprehensive educational program for all children and youth. One of the key components of this law is the personnel requirement

Based upon data from the Division of Special Education, Indiana Department of Education, there continues to be a need for more special education teachers. The outlook is positive for employment in public and private settings.

Possible Employers

Learn about some of the possible employers for Special Education Majors

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Job Titles

  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Librarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Autism Center Manager/Teacher
  • Lobbyist
  • Social Worker
  • Camp Director
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Teacher - School's Child Psychologist
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Peace Corps/Vista Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Creative Arts Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Student Teacher Advisor
  • Day-Care Center Owner/Operator
  • Professor
  • College/University
  • Teacher - Adult Education
  • Educational Advocate
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Research Assistant
  • Tutor
  • Language/Audiologist
  • School Principal

Websites

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Advisors

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