As a special education teacher, you'll work with students who have mild to moderate disabilities.
The special education teacher develops an individualized program for each student that is appropriate to his or her learning ability and style. Most often special education teachers are employed in elementary, middle or secondary schools.
D'Youville College offers students interested in special education the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in just five years. Become more marketable with an advanced degree.
You may also earn dual teaching certification in special education and childhood education. This can give you a distinct advantage when applying for a teaching position.
Five-Year Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degrees
Begin taking graduate education courses during your third year.
- B.A. Liberal Studies + M.S. in Special Education (Childhood)
- B.A. (in teachable subject including Biology, Chemistry, English, History, or Mathematics) + M.S. in Special Education (Adolescence)
Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for these programs.