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Special Educator

Become a Special Education Teacher

This video shows how some teachers are making a huge difference in the lives of children with special needs. Bring your life experiences to the workplace and become a special education teacher.

California Special Educator

Invest in Your Future — and Theirs

Special education services consist of adapting instruction to meet the unique needs of students that cannot be met by modifying the regular instructional program. Special education instruction often incorporates related services, to meet the educational, social, emotional, and vocational needs of the child.

There is a critical shortage of special educators who teach students with low-incidence, mild/moderate, and moderate/severe disabilities.

Interested in learning more? Check out What Special Education Teachers DoIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site to read job information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Will you answer the call? If you are ready to make the difference of a lifetime, take the next step — TEACH!

What is a least restrictive environment? Students are placed in classrooms and other environments so they can learn to the best of their ability. These environments, listed from least to most restrictive, can include places such as a general education classroom, inclusion classroom, resource room, and off-site locations such as hospitals. Learn more.

Choosing a career can be complicated for anyone, including a young person, but we have made it easier for you. Check out our Decide if Teaching is For You page for information that can help guide your thinking and decision-making.