What can I do with my SPECIAL EDUCATION degree?
Employers of Special Education Majors
- Boards of Education
- Program Director for Exceptional Children
- Private Learning Centers
- Mental Health Facilities
- State or Private Schools for Disabilities
- Correctional Facilities
- Residential Therapeutic Camps
- Sheltered Workshops
Related Occupations for Special Education Majors
Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.
|Adapted Physical Education Teacher||Lobbyist|
|Employee Development Specialist||Research Assistant|
|Autism Center Manager/Teacher||Teacher - Adult Education|
|Special Education Teacher - Schools||Creative Arts Therapist|
|Camp Director||Day Care Center Owner/Operator|
|Recreational Therapist||Peace Corps/VISTA volunteer|
|Speech Pathologist||Orientation & Mobility Specialist|
|Rehabilitation Counselor||Teacher of the Hearing Impaired|
|Student Teacher Advisor||Tutor|
Preparing for a Job in Special Education
- Locate part-time employment working with people who have disabilities.
- Visit schools or other programs.
- Volunteer in schools or organized youth activities such as church groups, athletics, camps, etc.
- Develop an appreciation of individual differences and the dignity of each human being.
|Program Overview||Contact Information|
|Special Education||Department of Teaching and Learning|
|College of Education and Human Development|
|On Campus: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 228|
|Links for Special Education Majors|