Special Education and Teaching, General Major

A major/degree in Special Education and Teaching, General is a program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers.

Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching, and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Special Education and Teaching, General (use the College Search feature and enter "special education" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Special Education and Teaching, General?

With a major/degree in special education (general), you will likely find a job as (but not limited to) a teacher’s assistant in public or private schools, provide support services in correctional facilities or mental health facilities, and non-teaching administrative or research sectors of education.

 

Associations and Professional Organizations in Special Education and Teaching, General

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Special Education and Teaching, General