Special education teachers work with students with disabilities that can include autism and other learning, mental, emotional or physical challenges. They adapt lessons for them and teach subjects such as reading, writing and math.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Appalachian State University's Special Education (BS) Adapted Curriculum K-12 prepares you well for this profession. Completion of this degree leads to North Carolina teaching license in Special Education: Adapted Curriculum K-12. The Special Education (BS) Adapted Curriculum K-12 degree prepares future teachers to teach students in grades K-12 who will likely require more significant modifications and adaptations in order to access the general curriculum, and may not be candidates for career prep, college/tech prep, or college prep diploma from the North Carolina public schools. These would include students with mental retardation, emotional/behavioral disorders, Autism and other health impairments and disabilities.
Programme Structure Courses: Research and Issues in Special Education Characteristics, Theories, and Diagnosis of Students w/ Learning Differences Psychoeducational Strategies with Special Needs Learners Introduction to Developmental Disabilities Special Education Assessment Assistive Technology in Special Education Principles of Reading Instruction for the Classroom Teacher Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Application checklist for National students: A complete online application (through the CFNC application or the Common Application) A non-refundable application fee of $65 (USD) Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Official high school/secondary school transcript (transfer students, see information below) Official test scores (transfer and international students, see information below) Official college transcripts Additional information if requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions (This may include submitting a Criminal Background Check and Conduct Review as required by the UNC system.) All applicants claiming to be a resident of North Carolina must request a residency determination through the Residency Determination Service (RDS) Application checklist for International students: International applicants Students who need a visa to be in the United States.Transcripts TOEFL or IELTS scores Official SAT or ACT score VISA or financial statements More information for international applicants
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