Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education

Teachers of students who are mentally, physically, or emotionally challenged are some of the most amazing individuals ever to put chalk to board, but they'll be the first to tell you: It's not any one particular skill or gift that led them to their choice of career. No. If you listen to them talk, their stories return again and again to the small triumphs of their students.

Teachers of students with special needs do not merely apply very detailed plans, tailored to every student in their room. They track practice and progress; they modify their plans and daily activities; they cheer every effort. And when one of their students reaches a milestone, that moment is etched in a teacher's heart, one more among dozens and eventually hundreds of small triumphs that good teachers everywhere carry within them in a secret box labeled "Why I Teach."

Possible Job Titles:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Resource Teacher
  • Transition Specialist
  • Adapted Phys. Education Teacher
  • Behavior Specialist

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Last Updated: 9/19/12