Careers in Education
Special education teachers are some of the most in-demand teachers today. Special education teachers held a total of about 473,000 teaching jobs in 2008. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for qualified special education teachers to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018. This makes it a great time to get a special education degree. Graduates of these programs are prepared to become effective educators in both regular education and special education settings, and to implement individualized educational plans to accommodate the students’ various learning, behavioral, and social needs.