Your ideal role could be ...

The Facilitator

Your strength lies in your ability to support and guide individuals with unique learning needs. You excel in creating inclusive learning environments where every student feels valued and empowered.

Your patience, empathy, and innovative approaches to teaching make you an invaluable asset in Special Education.

If making education accessible and meaningful to all learners resonates with you, then being a Facilitator in Special Education is where you belong.

The Facilitator
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What kind of career is a good fit for me?

You're likely to excel in roles that require specialized educational strategies to support students with unique learning needs.

  • Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Tailor educational experiences for students with diverse learning needs in early childhood, elementary, middle, or high school settings.
  • Teacher for Individuals with Autism

    Teacher for Individuals with Autism

    Develop and implement specialized teaching methods to support students on the autism spectrum, enhancing their learning and social skills.
  • Teacher for Individuals with Hearing or Sight Impairments

    Teacher for Individuals with Hearing or Sight Impairments

    Adapt teaching strategies to support students with sensory impairments, facilitating their access to education.
  • Teacher for Individuals with Speech of Language Impairments

    Teacher for Individuals with Speech of Language Impairments

    Assist students in overcoming communication barriers, focusing on developing effective speech and language skills.
  • Teacher for the Gifted and Talented

    Teacher for the Gifted and Talented

    Provide advanced, challenging educational experiences for gifted students, fostering their exceptional abilities and talents.
  • AverageGrowth

    In employment of instructional education occupations over the next decade

  • $57KMedian Salary

    For instructional education occupations, ranging from $31K to $66K averages

  • 858KJob Openings

    Predicted annually over the next decade in instructional education roles

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What graduate degree do I need to advance my special education teaching career?

While a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for a career in special education teaching, pursuing a Master's can profoundly enrich your understanding and techniques for working with diverse learners. This advanced education equips you with specialized strategies to effectively address the unique needs of students with disabilities and can lead to career advancement, higher earning potential, and a more profound impact in the lives of your students.

Master's in Special Education

Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Master's in Educational Psychology

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a Focus on Special Education

Master's in Early Childhood Special Education

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Do I need a certification to teach special education?

Yes, you do need a certification to teach special education. In most regions, teaching special education requires a specific certification or endorsement in addition to the standard teaching credentials.

This certification ensures that special education teachers have the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to effectively educate students with a variety of learning needs, disabilities, and challenges.

The process typically involves completing a special education teacher preparation program and passing relevant exams. The exact requirements can vary depending on the state or country in which you plan to teach.