A special education teacher teaches students who have some type of disability (learning, mental, emotional, or physical).
A four-year bachelor's degree in education or special education is required for this position. Kimberly (the teacher featured in the video) says that a master's degree will better prepare one for this position. A master's degree generally takes an additional two-three years to earn.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading). For many, teaching as a special education teacher can be physically and emotionally draining.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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