Special People For A Special Job

Special Education Is The Way To Go

Help Others Grow

Looking for a rewarding job? Special education is the way to go! Help children with special needs learn and grow.

What They Do

You will be working with some of the most inspirational kids you will ever meet. You will teach and mentor them and prepare to transition grade to grade and eventually graduation. The ability to adapt, plan, organize and empathize is key.

Work Environment

Work can be fun! It can also be stressful working with kids with disabilities and that is why it takes a special person to do this job. In the end it is worth it. And you get your summers off!

How To Become One

You will need at least a bachelor's degree and a certificate. You will also most likely need to complete some student teaching time.


The median annual wage for special education teachers is $50,060.

Job Outlook

Employment is expected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Special Education Teachers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm (visited August 29, 2015).