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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students in the Special Education Major will follow one of two specializations:

  • Special Education Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate
    The specialization in Mild/Moderate Special Education prepares intervention specialists to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized programs for children and adolescents ages 5 through 21 who have special academic and social adjustment needs. These individuals are typically identified as having a specific learning disability, mild/moderate mental retardation, or mild/moderate behavioral disorders.
    Learn more about the specialization in Mild/Moderate Special Education.

  • Special Education Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive
    The specialization in Moderate/Intensive Special Education prepares candidates to work with children and youths ages 5 through 21 who have moderate, severe or profound mental retardation; emotional disorders; or multiple disabilities.
    Learn more about the specialization in Moderate/Intensive Special Education.

For more information, visit CSU's Special Education Department's website

 

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RELATED CAREER TITLES

Adapted PE Teacher 
Owner 
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Advisor 
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Autism Center Manager-Teacher 
Principal Day-Care Center 
Camp Director 
Professor 
Child Psychologist 
Recreational Therapist 
Creative Arts 
Rehabilitation Counselor 
Educational Advocate 
Research Assistant 
Employee Development Specialist 
School Psychologist 
Employment Interviewer 
School Teacher 
English as a Second Language 
Social Worker 
Hearing Impaired Educator 
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Student Teacher 
Lobbyist 
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Tutor 
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RELATED MAJOR SKILLS

 

Compassion Variety of teaching techniques Knowledge of legal issues
Understanding Creativity Well organized
Ability to plan Work with students individually Work with groups
Interact well with others Work in variety of settings Adaptable and flexible
Patience Communication with parents Technology skills
Accepting of differences Good communication skills Enjoy challenges

 

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