Special Education

Special Education

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You see that there are students who need additional support, who need an advocate... in order to reach their academic goals. You want to be a teacher, but maybe you want something more, or something different.
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Program Description

A degree in special education at Tennessee Wesleyan will prepare you to be a licensed special education teacher, enabling you to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities, as well as gifted and talented students.

Classroom work is coupled with hands-on training, as students work with special education teachers and students with disabilities, and attend IEP meetings. Students learn how to create goals and write IEPs to address students’ disabilities.

In addition to course work in special education, students take psychology courses to learn how children grow and develop. Students learn how to assess students and identify a disability that may make the student eligible for special education services.

Career Opportunities

Special education teachers are in high demand at all levels. A special education degree prepares you to become licensed, which will allow graduates to obtain jobs as special education teachers, with opportunities for leadership and management positions.

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