Special Education

Special education degree programs prepare individuals for careers assisting students with learning disorders, physical disabilities and other special needs. Read on to find out if a career in special education is right for you.

Inside Special Education

Most special education programs are geared toward aspiring teachers and offer supervised training in the classroom. Programs provide information on how to teach students with both mild learning handicaps as well as more serious disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome or speech impairments. During the program, students can learn how to plan an appropriate curriculum for a special education class. They also might explore ways to integrate special needs children into traditional classrooms.

Education Information

A bachelor's degree is usually the minimum degree level required to receive a special education teaching license, but some states require instructors to earn a master's degree. There are a few non-licensure programs available for students interested in working with special needs children who don't intend to formally teach. If you're interested in teaching special education or working with special-needs children, you can review the following articles for details about relevant degree programs.

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